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House fire in Houston kills teenage girl

Posted on November 4th, 2010 No Comments

A  two-story home in Northwest Houston caught fire early this morning and tragically took the life of a 14-year old girl.  Firefighters responded to 9-1-1 calls at around 3:30 A.M.

When firefighters responded on the scene, the girl’s family was waiting outside and informed them that she was trapped inside.  Firefighters attempted to climb up a window into the girl’s room but the flames were too intense to get inside the house.  The girl’s mother, father and brother were all treated for smoke inhalation, burns and other minor injuries at a Houston hospital.

By the time firefighters were able to control the fire, the second story of the house had completely collapsed.  Arson investigators from Harris County will be investigating this tragic fire.

Our utmost sympathies go out to the girl’s family and friends.

Victorian home in Fort Worth catches fire

Posted on September 29th, 2010 No Comments

Early last Friday morning, a Victorian home in Fort Worth caught fire.  Firefighters responded to the scene at 2001 Queen St. at around 12:45 AM.  The home’s owners had a couple house-sitting the home but they were not at the home at the time of the fire.  Tarrant County records show that the home was built in 1891 and neighbors told firefighters that the house was moved to its current location 30 years ago from Clarksville.

Firefighters are unsure of what started the fire but believe that the home’s construction helped the fire to spread.  Lt. Ric Neaves told reporters that modern homes’ wall interior have horizontal cross boards that prevent flames from rising.  However, because the home was so old  the walls did not have this feature and flames were able to spread to the top of the house quickly.

Investigators arrived on scene to try and determine the cause of the fire.  Experts estimate the damage to the house to be around $300,000.

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