A fire tore through a northeast Houston home Tuesday.
The flames broke out around 3 a.m. at a home on Joe Louis Lane and Wilburforce Street. When crews arrived, they saw flames coming from the one-story wooden home. They were able to put the fire out in a matter of minutes, but the home was a total loss.
The homeowners were not home at the time of the fire, but their three dogs were trapped inside.
A next door neighbor, who called 911, managed to get two of the dogs out the front door. A third dog was found alive. Firefighters said they spotted the animal cowering in a back bedroom and carried him to safety.
No firefighters were hurt.
Arson investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.