3 people injured after cigarette butt causes house fire in Spring, officials say


SPRING, Texas – Three people were injured Saturday after a cigarette butt caused a house fire in Spring, officials said.

The fire was reported at 5:30 p.m. in the 22000 block of Millgate Drive.

Spring Fire Department firefighters said a neighbor saw the fire and rescued a woman from the home.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and saw fire coming from the front of the home, officials said. It was reported that a man was still inside the burning home, officials said.

Firefighters knocked down a door to get inside and rescued the man trapped inside the home, officials said.

The woman was flown by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The man was taken to a local hospital but was later flown to UTMB Galveston in critical condition, officials said.

A third person refused treatment at the scene, officials said.

The Harris County Fire Marshal determined a cigarette butt was that fell between couch cushions caused the fire.

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