Mother, 2-year-old boy escape house fire in north Houston; child transported to hospital: HFD

HOUSTON – A 2-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after a house fire in north Houston Tuesday, officials with the Houston Fire Department said.

HFD was called to a home in the 4500 block of Antha after receiving reports of a house fire and someone suffering from cardiac arrest.

According to HFD, when firefighters arrived at the scene, the child and the child’s mother were already outside. Officials said they performed CPR on the child and called backup to help put the blaze out. The fire is now extinguished.

The child was transported to the hospital, where he is expected to recover, HFD said.

The child’s father was also in the home at the time of the fire and said he did all he could to save his son.

“I put the shirt back in my nose and I pulled the crib all the way to the door so I can just jump in there and grab him and when I jumped in there to grab him,” Angel Ruiz told KPRC 2. “When I picked him up, he was just so unconscious.”

HFD Arson is investigating what caused the fire.