House Fire in The Eastex – Jensen Area

WHAT: House Fire

WHEN: November 5, 2021 at 7:17 a.m.

WHERE: 3200 block of Melbourne, 77026

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $94 thousand in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $6 thousand in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional - Mechanical Failure

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within four minutes to find light smoke coming from the side of a 1-story house. Crews opened the ceiling to find an electrical line had caught the insulation on fire in the attic. They quickly extinguished the fire and checked for extension. No extension was found, and firefighters conducted salvage and overhaul. Crews from Stations 39 and 34 responded to this incident.