New details: Investigation reveals suspicious wounds found on man’s body following house fire in SW Houston, HPD says
A 63-year-old man who was discovered dead after a house fire in southwest Houston had suspicious wounds on his body, according to new information released by the Houston Police Department.
Woman’s body found just feet from front door during house fire in north Houston, firefighters say
HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department officials were investigating to find out what caused a deadly fire at a north Houston home Monday. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at a home located in the 3800 block of Cochran around 1:50 a.m. According to officials, arriving crews located a single-family residence with heavy flames. Firefighters said they were told a resident that lived there had not made it out of the home. Firefighters said it took about 15-20 minutes to put the bulk of the flames out.
‘Sounded like ammunition’: Neighbors watch as flames destroy home in Galveston County
CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas – A Galveston County family’s home was destroyed after a fire that moved too fast for firefighters to save the structure. The flames captured on neighbors’ cell phone videos show the fire ripping through the three-and-a-half-story home in Clear Lake Shores, Texas. “Very scary, especially from my neighbor’s house here,” said neighbor Nancy Schwartz. At one point on one neighbor’s phone, you can hear what sounds like ammunition popping. But I know what ammunition sounds like.
Couple in their 70s who died in house fire identified
A Houston couple was rescued from a house fire Monday night, according to the Houston Fire Department. HOUSTON – A Houston husband and wife who were both 70 years old tragically died in a house fire in northeast Houston. Relatives identified the couple as Virginia and Benjamin Cooks. They were both 70 years old and had been married for more than 40 years with four children. I am just praying that everything is alright.”Unfortunately the couple did not survive their injuries.
Firefighter injured while battling house fire in northwest Houston, officials say
HOUSTON – A Houston firefighter is injured and others worked to put out a house fire in northwest Houston Tuesday, officials said. There was an electrical issue, which caused the insulation in the attic to start smoking, firefighters said. Firefighters said they shut off power to the house, pulled out the insulation and the family left. This time, the home was engulfed in flames, and firefighters did their best to put the blaze out. Officials said the injured firefighter is doing okay and was transported to the hospital to get his shoulder checked out.
Fire spreads, destroys multiple homes in northeast Harris County, firefighters say
HOUSTON – Multiple homes were destroyed and have damage after a fire spread through a northeast Harris County community Monday, officials said. Eastex firefighters were called to the 5600 block of Mary Francis Drive around 11:50 p.m. for reports of a house fire. Officials said several single-story structures were caught on fire and there were no fire hydrants nearby. The blaze eventually spread to a neighbor’s house, catching it on fire as well, officials said. I just built my wife a new kitchen, just finished it up, the back of my house is on fire,” Robert Munsil said.
“Haunted” house burns after body found in freezer
(NBC News) – A South Carolina home where a body was found hidden in a freezer on Sunday has burned to the ground. Fire crews responded to Norway, South Carolina home Tuesday to find it reduced to a pile of smoking rubble. The group of eight people that were present when the body was found told police they’d heard the abandoned home was haunted and were exploring the property when one of them opened a freezer on the back porch. “These kids went in there Sunday night when it was dark, and then came back out and opened the freezer and there was a body,” added. Phillips sold the property years ago but says the house has always had a haunted reputation in the Norway community.
HCSO officer’s family seeking help after home engulfed in flames
Genaro Samuel is asking for the public’s help after his family’s home went up in flames Friday. “It was pretty much engulfed in flames. The home was filled with priceless family treasures that were lost in the flames. The Samuel family is currently staying at a hotel provided by the HCSO benevolence association. Genaro has set up a GoFundMe to help get the family back on its feet.
Wharton County family’s home destroyed by fire days after Christmas
A Wharton County family is left devastated after a fire destroyed their home only days after Christmas. So I came out and said what’s going on. The family said the fire started late Monday night in the second story of their home and quickly spread destroying everything. For now, some of the family is staying in a hotel for the week after a good samaritan put them up. The family has a GoFundMe page for those who would like to donate to help them out.
Family’s dog saved from massive house fire in soutwest Harris County
HOUSTON – A massive house fire broke out in southwest Harris County Wednesday morning near the intersection of Pouter and Gaby Virbo drives. The Ekine family made it out alive, but there was a problem-- their furry family member was still inside. “They believe there is one pet inside, so we are still searching for the pet,” said Parrent. She lost hope, but then a firefighter approached her carrying a blanket, inside her beloved 8-year-old dog Oscar. Authorities said the Red Cross is now taking care of the Ekine family.
Roof collapses during fire at 2-story home in Spring, officials say
SPRING, Texas – Firefighters are investigating a house fire in the Spring area Tuesday, Klein Fire Department Deputy Chief Reinkemeyer said. Fire crews said they responded to reports of a residential fire at around 1:40 a.m. in the 74000 block of Theisswood Road Tuesday morning. When they arrived at the scene, units located a two-story residence with heavy fire and smoke showing to the roof. Firefighters said parts of the roof collapsed in. At this time, Reinkemeyer said no injuries have been reported to firefighters and civilians.