House fire leaves family, dog without a home in NW Harris County

A mother and daughter and their dog were left without a home after a house fire tore through their northwest Harris County residence overnight.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A mother and daughter and their dog were left without a home after a house fire tore through their northwest Harris County residence overnight.

Neighbors said the two have been living in the home for more than 20 years, but because of the damage that the fire left behind, they and their dogs are having to find someplace else to stay.

Firefighters have cleared out but yellow tape surrounds the home in 15000 block of Ripplewind near TC Jester after flames tore through the top part of it.

Now, two people and their dog have to find a new place to stay Monday morning.

Crews with Klein Fire Department found heavy flames showing from the back of the roof when they arrived at the scene.

Several neighbors saw it too and had called 911 around 12:30 a.m.

Firefighters from four departments with crews from the Ponderosa, Champions, and Little York Fire departments also responded to the fire.

Despite some high winds and even some hail at one point, David Besselo, fire chief for Klein Fire Department, says crews were able to get the fire knocked down quickly.

Neighbors said as soon as they saw the flames, they rushed over to make sure everyone got gotten out safely.

"They (homeowners) were already moving their vehicles and getting their dogs out," Arlene Jackson, a neighbor, said.

Besselo said no firefighters were hurt battling the fire, and that they were able to contain the damage to the roof, attic and one second-floor room.

Now the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is looking into what started this fire. 


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