Man dies in southwest Houston house fire, son escapes flames, officials say

HOUSTON - A man is dead and his son was transported to an area hospital after a house fire in southwest Houston, the Houston Fire Department said.

The house fire broke out around 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Braes Bayou and Creekbend drives in the rear of the home, though investigators said the exact cause remains under investigation. 

The deceased man's son who was transported, was asleep in a back bedroom when the fire broke out, officials said.

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