An electrical short sparked a fire and forced a family out of their home in northeast Houston Thursday morning.
When firefighters arrived just before 3 a.m., they found heavy flames pouring out the back of the home on Los Angeles Street near Corto.
Crews got the fire under control, but not before it scorched the back wall of the house.
The family made it out safely.
Firefighters believe an electrical short in the hot water heater sparked the fire.