HOUSTON – An 83-year-old woman and her dog were found dead in a house fire in northwest Harris County Friday, fire officials said.
Officials with the Cy-Fair Fire Department received calls from the neighbors that a fire broke out at a home in the 10800 block of Donna Drive around 2 a.m.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they forced entry through the front door of the house, officials said. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames.
#BREAKING: An 83-year-old female found deceased inside this home that caught fire at 2 AM. She was the only occupant. No signs of working smoke detectors. The cause unknown. Neighbors called 911. Information per Captain James Singleton with Cy-Fair Fire @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/R1ttlbBUZc— Zach Lashway (@KPRC2Zach) September 23, 2022
According to investigators, the woman was found dead in the center of the home. Besides her dog, she was the only occupant of the residence, officials said.
Firefighters said it appears there was a termite and pest control business running out of the garage.
The woman’s grandson told KPRC 2′s Zach Lashway that she was a smoker and was a “very outgoing woman.”
Investigators with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office are at the scene and said there were no signs of working smoke detectors in the home.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown.
HCFMO investigators are on scene assisting @cyfairfd with a residential fire in the 10800 block of Donna Dr. Initial information confirms one elderly female was found deceased inside the home. The origin and cause investigation is ongoing. pic.twitter.com/0KTee5dnj2— @hcfmo (@hcfmo) September 23, 2022