HPD: Intoxicated man taken into custody as HFD battles fire

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by Larry Seward / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:19 AM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 8:10 AM

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HOUSTON -- Houston firefighters responded to an eastside fire early Friday that ultimately led to one person being taken into custody.

The fire broke out at a home on Walker Street at Edgewood Street around 1 a.m.

An older father and his adult daughter were home at the time. The woman told KHOU 11 she went outside and found two men to help get her dad out of the burning home.

No injuries were reported.

The Houston Fire Department arrived and starting putting out the flames, which were shooting through the roof of the one-story home.

Police said they went to question one of the men who helped the dad escape, but the man became uncooperative. He refused to cross the street and started yelling, police said. Police put the man in handcuffs and said he would be taken to a sobering center for the night.

The fire was soon put out, but the damage was extensive.

It’s believed an electrical box may have sparked the blaze.

“Earlier the lights went off, my dad checked the switch and it wouldn’t turn on,” said resident Brenda Lopez. “So the lights were off. This morning we were going to check about it and fix it, but then the fire started.”

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