Smoke rises from the remains of a house on Oak Hill Drive in Houston that was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. The home was just north of the city's transportation and electrical buildings.

A home at 400 Oak Hill Drive in Houston was destroyed by fire after firefighting personnel visited it Sunday night and again in the early hours of Monday morning.

City of Houston Fire Department Chief Joey Moore said the first call came in regarding a fire at the home of Rowdy and Veronica Douglas at 7:22 p.m. Sunday, and one truck and nine personnel from his department responded along with one truck and three firefighters from Houston Rural.

Moore said a relative of the homeowners was able to extinguish most of the blaze while firefighters were on the way. Upon arrival, they were able to find some smoldering material and finished extinguishing the fire. 

Moore said damage was contained to the kitchen where grease on the range ignited. The fire spread to a microwave above the range, extended up the cabinets and to the ceiling.

The City of Houston FD was dispatched again to the residence at 3:58 a.m. for a rekindle. This time, one truck and eight personnel responded, but the residence was fully involved and was a total loss.

Moore said the residents had stayed with a relative for the night and no one was at home at the time of the second call, and that a Houston police officer stated he drove by the residence around 2:30 a.m. and did not notice any flame or smoke coming from it.

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