THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Two workers were injured during a two-alarm house fire in The Woodlands on Thursday.
Officials in Montgomery County said they don't yet know the cause of the fire at the house at 46 Palmer Crest in the Palmer Woods subdivision and said the homeowners weren't home when the fire started around 5:30 p.m.
The family's pets are missing, officials said.
One of the workers was taken to an area hospital via Life Flight with serious burns to his face and upper torso, officials said. The other worker was taken to an area hospital via ambulance with less severe injuries. Both are expected to recover.
Investigators were told the fire started in the area where one of the workers was painting.
The Woodlands Fire Department Battalion Chief Jason Washington said multiple agencies assisted in battling the fire.
The size of the house caused problems for firefighters. According to records, the house is about 7,400 square feet.
“When you have a home this size, we are automatically playing catch up,” Washington said. “With this being a defensive fire, we were just trying to get as much water on it as possible."
The house partially collapsed during the fire and is considered a total loss.
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