An early Saturday morning fire nearly destroyed a Oak Crest Drive home.
Members of the Houston Fire Department were called to a report of the blaze at the home, which is situated just east of Thomasville Road. Authorities said the fire was sparked by a short in an extension cord used to charge a boat.
A truck driver, resident Donald Dooms, was not home at the time. Several nearby homes escaped damage.
On Monday afternoon, the Houston Rural Fire Department was called to a fire at the Betty Robbins residence southeast of Houston on Somoa Road. Smoke and fire damage were reported.