Teenage Girl Dies in House Fire in Northwest Harris County
Posted: 11-04-10Category:A 14 year old girl died this morning in a tragic house fire in Northwest Harris County. Here is the story reported by DALE LEZON, of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE November 4, 2010 12:30 am: A 14-year-old girl died in a house fire early this morning in northwest Harris County, and deputy constables tried to save her but were forced back by flames. The blaze broke out at the home in the 13000 block of Elmington about 3:30 a.m., said Mark Herman, assistant deputy chief with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office. Herman said the girl's mother, father and brother were rushed to a nearby hospital with smoke-inhalation injuries and burn injuries. They are expected to survive, Herman said. The victims' names have not been released. No other injuries were reported. Herman said when deputies who were dispatched to the home arrived, they found the house ablaze. The girl's family was outside and told them the girl was trapped. Deputies saw a ladder on the side of the home near an upper window that someone had placed there in an attempt to save the girl. Herman said deputies climbed the ladder to get into the home and rescue her, but the flames were too hot and intense. Harris County arson investigators were trying to determine what sparked the blaze.