House Fire in the East Little York / Homestead Area

WHAT: House fire.

WHEN: February 4, 2024, at 5:34 p.m.

WHERE: 10500 block of Rebel Rd. 77016.

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: Not available.

DAMAGE: $150,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: HFD Arson investigators ruled the cause as accidental (malfunction involving a charging lithium-polymer battery).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within three minutes to find smoke and fire coming from a 1-story house. They made an offensive attack and ventilated the roof. The fire was quickly controlled and extinguished and HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin. 32 personnel responded to this incident, including crews from Stations 56, 15, 34, 39, 43 and 58.