On Friday, March 4, 2016 at approximately 4:40 AM fire crews from the Ponderosa Fire Department responded to a house fire located in the 1200 block of Woodchurch Lane in north Harris County. Upon arrival, fire fighters found fire and smoke coming from a single story house.
Captain Dean Hensley of the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office reported that fire crews found a male and female were deceased in the home. An exact cause for the fire is being investigated. The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine the exact cause of death and identity of the deceased.
Two Harris County Sheriff Deputies also suffered minor smoke inhalation and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.