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Son dead, mother injured after home goes up in flames in NE Houston, fire officials say

Fire officials said the cause of the deadly house fire on White Thorn Street has been ruled accidental.

HOUSTON — At least one person is dead following a house fire in northeast Houston early Wednesday, according to the Houston Fire Department.

This happened at 1:30 a.m. at a home on White Thorn Street just north of Little York Road and west of Homestead Road.

Houston firefighters said their crews were called to the home and found heavy flames coming from the front of the home. They were able to pull two people, a mother and her adult son, from the home, but the son did not survive.

The mother was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. 

“They had two rescues. One didn’t make it,” Capt. Troy Lilley with HFD said. “One victim was found in the hallway. Another victim was found in the bedroom.”

When cold weather hit the Houston area, people get creative to stay warm, which is why officials are always warning people to be safe when using things like space heaters.

Since the investigation is just getting started, officials said we'll have to wait and see if that was a factor in this deadly fire.

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