Fourteen fire fighters fought a house fire for nearly five hours early last Friday morning.

Early morning blaze totals home

Fourteen firefighters rushed on duty at 5:15 a.m. last Friday morning, where they spent the morning fighting a blazing house fire.

Fourteen firefighters rushed on duty at 5:15 a.m. last Friday morning, where they spent the morning fighting a blazing house fire.

Houston Fire Chief Jim Daigneault says a young male was sleeping in the house at the time the fire started, woke up to the smell of smoke, and ran to the neighbours to call 911.

Daigneault says the house fire was well on it’s way when firefighters arrived.

“There was heavy, heavy smoke coming out the front, and then flames coming out the back window,” said Daigneault.

Fourteen firefighters used two engines as they fought the flames, and Daigneault says they soaked the home for close to four hours, arriving back at the station at 10 a.m.

Daigneault says the home owners, Vince and Shannon Clarke, were renting the house out to Kelby Trottier, who was out of town with her baby at the time of the fire.

He added that the home owners did have insurance on the house and property, located on 13th Street West in Houston, but he did not know yet whether the renters had insurance or not.

Asked where the fire started, Daigneault said he’d rather not say.

“It’s really speculating at this point, I think it was at the back somewhere,”

he said, adding that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Daigneault says they had no problems with water supply this time around.

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