Sheriff's office: 1 killed in Highlands house fire

Sheriff's office: 1 killed in Highlands house fire

Credit: KHOU

The fire was reported before 7 a.m. Friday on Clear Lake Road.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on December 13, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 9:43 AM

HIGHLANDS, Texas –- Firefighters responded to a big fire at a home in Highlands early Friday.

It was reported before 7 a.m. on Clear Lake Road northeast of Channelview.

Views from Air 11 showed the entire home engulfed in flames.

Fire crews from both Highlands and Channelview responded to reports of a person trapped in the home, and the Harris County Sheriff's Office later confirmed one person died in the fire. Further details were not available.

By 8 a.m. it appeared the blaze was contained, but much of the home was already destroyed.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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