Residents escape before fire sweeps through condo

Brooke McKenzie had just enough time to grab some extra clothes and dash from her condominium unit before it and 19 others were destroyed by a raging fire Saturday afternoon.

All residents of Lake Retreat Condos south of Granbury off Mambrino Highway were able to escape the wind-whipped inferno, officials said. No one was seriously injured, they pointed out. The cause of the fire has not been reported.

McKenzie, 29, and others lost most everything they had in the condominium. Some pets died in the blaze.

Red Cross assisted 22 victims of the fire and placed 13 in hotels, according to Fire Marshal Ray Wilson. Several victims have family in the area and are able to stay with them.