Fire destroyed a home in the 19000 block of Deer Glen Drive off of Pickering Road near New Caney overnight.
The fire dispatched at 1:01am quickly went to a second alarm and then more tankers were requested. When New Caney firefighters arrived on the scene heavy fire was coming out of the garage. Within minutes he began spreading into the home. Firefighters were able to save a truck that was parked under the carport be braving the heat, and pushing it out of the path of the fire.
One firefighter was transported with minor injuries to his hand and arm.
The homes three residents made it out of the house with their lives and little else.
Homeowner Ryan Smith said he and his girlfriend were falling asleep when she smelled something and got up to check it out. She ran back into the bedroom telling him the house was on fire. They alerted Andrew Nelms, the third resident and the trio got out of the house.
Standing outside with temperatures in the low fifties, Smith said all they had left was what they were wearing, but then corrected himself realizing he had on a jacket his neighbor brought out to him.
Nelms said he believes the fire began in the attic. When they evacuated, he opened the garage door and looked upstairs where he saw flames “shooting out of the attic,” he said.
Nelms flipped all of the breakers off, he said, thinking maybe that would help to save some of the house but in the end, it didn’t matter.
The one thing he did save was his dog, a Blue Heeler who he realized was still in the burning home and ran back inside to rescue. However he believes his other one did not get out.
Multiple agencies responded to the fire.
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