1 person dead after townhome catches on fire in west Houston, HFD says

HOUSTON – A man was pronounced dead after firefighters with Houston Fire Department said a townhome caught on fire Thursday afternoon.

The fire happened at around 1 p.m. at the Briarforest Townhomes in the 6400 block of Burgoyne Drive near South Voss Road in west Houston.

Officials say two of the units were destroyed and a third has significant damage. Details on how the fire erupted were not immediately available.

No additional injuries were reported. Residents are urged to avoid the area.

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