HOUSTON – Officials said a woman is in the hospital after a house fire in southeast Houston Wednesday. Firefighters said eight others made it out of the home safely.
The fire happened at a home on Concho Street near Leawood around 3:50 a.m.
One of the residents told KPRC 2 he heard a loud boom that sounded like an explosion. He says he had to break a window to escape the flames. The fire department said he then called 911.
“There was a loud explosion and the lights were flickering and this and that and I noticed my room was full of smoke,” the man said. “I had to exit out the side of the house and started running down the whole side and notifying the other residents of the house.”
One person, a 35-year-old woman, is in critical condition after they found her in a back room.
“The firefighters kicked in the backdoor and they got her out of there because I was saying, ‘Look, she’s back there.’”
According to the district chief, the fire was coming from the back of the house. Once they got inside, the chief said they realized the home was like a maze that firefighters had to navigate in the flames and smoke.
Officials said everyone else that was in the home is safe and they were not injured.
Arson is currently investigating to determine what caused the fire.