HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An 83-year-old woman and her dog were found dead in a house fire in northwest Harris County early Friday morning, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
This happened around 2 a.m. at a home on Donna Drive just south of West Little York Road. Capt. James Singleton with Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said the Cy-Fair Fire Department and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded at that time to a house fire.
When fire crews arrived at the scene and forced their way into the home, they were able to extinguish the fire and found the woman dead inside, fire officials said. They later found her dog dead as well.
The fire marshal’s office said the cause of the fire might be linked to an oxygen tank the woman was using to help her breathe. She also appeared to be a smoker.
Singleton said the house is mostly used as a residence, but her family ran a pest control business out of the garage.
At this time, the woman appears to be the only person who lives in the home.
Fire officials said fire crews did not hear any type of smoke alarms or warning devices going off when they arrived at the scene.