Volunteer firefighters from four Texas County departments responded Monday night to a three-story house fire in Houston. No one was injured.
City of Houston fire Department Chief Joey Moore said four trucks and 24 firefighters from his department, Houston Rural, Licking and Raymondville went to the scene after the call was sent out about 8 p.m.
Moore said the blaze, at the corner of Hawthorn and Hamrick, began in the back part of the bottom story of the three-story, 5,400 square foot structure and quickly spread throughout.
“Our challenges included a large residence, three stories with multiple living spaces and very windy conditions that fueled the fire,” Moore said. “And the residence had void spaces that made it difficult to get to the fire.”
Most of the fire damage was on the third floor, Moore said, and there was extensive water damage throughout the residence. Moore said the house’s occupants were inside and were alerted by a neighbor of the fire.
Firefighters were able to remove and save numerous personal belongings from the residence. A truck and UTV were removed from the garage and also saved.
Moore said the cause is under investigation. The home is owned by Josh and Jennifer Maddox.