Grandmother killed, 3 others in critical condition after house fire in NW Harris County, officials say

The fire happened in northwest Harris County

HOUSTON – Officials are investigating a house fire they said left a beloved grandmother dead and sent three of her family members to the hospital Friday morning.

It happened at a home located in the 2700 block of Trementina Drive.

Family members confirmed that the woman’s son-in-law and her two granddaughters were injured in the fire. They also identified the victim as Tammy Mutan.

Mutan was said to have been in her 50s.

According to the family, Mutan was a mother of seven and was at her daughter’s home helping her with her two grandchildren when the fire started. Her daughter was able to escape the fire without injuries.

KPRC 2′s Re’Chelle Turner spoke with Mutan’s Godsister and daughter.

“We still haven’t gotten any word on how the children are doing. Their mom is still at the hospital with them,” Mutan’s Godsister Lolita Wilson said. “Tammy was great. She was beautiful. That was my baby sister, and I came into the family as a Godchild.”

“I’m numb, I’m shocked. I really don’t have much to say,” Mutan’s daughter, Brittany Elder, said. “I loved my mom. It’s crazy to me, it’s very unfortunate. I just talked to her a few hours ago.”

The Houston Fire Department and Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office are working to determine what caused the deadly fire.

About the Authors:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.