Family safe after fire spreads through southwest Houston home

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:35 AM

HOUSTON—A southwest Houston family safely escaped a fire that quickly spread through their home late Monday, according to the Houston Fire Department.

HFD arrived to find heavy flames shooting from the second story of a home on Towerview at Willmore around 11:30 p.m.

The fire had already made its way into the attic, but firefighters made a fast attack and managed to knock it out.

A mother, her adult son and several teens were in the home when the fire started.

Investigators said the fire, which started in an upstairs bedroom, started because of an electrical problem.

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