Black smoke fills the sky after Houston hotel catches fire

Plus, 8.0 earthquake rocks Peru; an alligator attacks a swimmer in central Florida; man escapes a dangerous fire in Rome; football great Bart Starr dies at the age of 85.
1:28 | 05/27/19

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Transcript for Black smoke fills the sky after Houston hotel catches fire
Time now for our "Index." And the images just coming in out of Houston. Clouds of black smoke filling the sky at the Hilton hotel. Firefighters responding to an apparent car fire on the top level of the Hilton garage. No word yet on any injuries. And the deadly earthquake rocking a part of South America. That 8.0 magnitude quake in Peru, some 300 miles inland. Killing at least one person and damaging dozens of buildings. This surveillance video from Ecuador to the north showing the power of the quake. It was felt hundreds of miles away, as far as Brazil and Colombia. And back here at home to central Florida and a gator attack involving a 23-year-old woman. State wildlife officials say an 8 1/2-foot alligator bit Nichole Tillman while she was swimming in a pond in Port St. John. She was airlifted to the hospital and is now recovering from injuries. Fish and wildlife authorities say alligators become more visible and active in the spring and summer months. We head next to Rome. A man climbing out on a ledge to escape a raging fire inside an apartment building. Italian media reporting a short circuit in a kitchen may have started that fire. The heat becoming more and more intense. That man finally rescued. No word yet on any injuries. And football fans back here at home mourning the loss of packers great Bart S. The quarterback led the green Bay dynasty through 1971. The first in history to take his team to five NFL championships, the packers president calling Bart Starr a cion on and off the field. He died today in Birmingham, Alabama. Bart Starr was 85 years old.

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