House Fire in the East Little York / Homestead Area

WHAT: House Fire

WHEN: November 16, 2021 at 7:35 a.m.

WHERE: 6100 block of Cobalt, 77016

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $61 thousand in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $47 thousand in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional - dryer malfunction.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes to find a house on fire. They made entry into the home and extinguished the fire. The roof was ventilated, and a primary search was completed with no one found. The utilities were secured and upon investigation, it was determined that the fire started by a malfunctioning dryer. Crews from Stations 15, 32, 34, 43 and 56 responded to this incident.