MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – A family nine and their two dogs are safe after a fire consumed their home overnight.
According to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office, Cut and Shoot firefighters were dispatched at 3 a.m. Monday to a house fire at 100 block of Orion Drive just off State Highway 105.
First units arrived on the scene and determined five adults and four children, all under 10 years old, had escaped along with two pit bulls.
Firefighters had found heavy fire from the front of the home. Caney Creek and NMC fire departments also assisted.
According to the resident, he stated that about an hour before the fire he smelled smoke and found a breaker extremely hot. He removed that breaker and after about 30 minutes decided the smoke smell had dissipated.
He said then later a roommate kicked his bedroom door in and told him the house was on fire. There were no working smoke detectors in the rental home.
The resident then went to his son's room where there was heavy fire on a dresser around a television. He was able to get his two children and his sisters two children out.
He then went back in to get one of the two pit bulls which ran back inside the burning home.
Firefighters have notified the Red Cross as the children exited in just their underwear.
The Montgomery County Fire Marshal will investigate.