House Fire in The Independence Heights Area

WHAT: House fire.

WHEN: May 2, 2024, at 7:40 a.m.

WHERE: 4000 block of Europa St. 77022.

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: Not available.

DAMAGE: $80,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Under investigation (appears to be accidental).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene to find a 1-story house on fire and made an offensive attack. A primary search was completed, and the home was ventilated. The crews secured the utilities, and the fire was extinguished. Fans were used to clear the smoke from inside the house and HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire. 41 personnel responded to this incident, including firefighters from Stations 31, 15, 6, 12, 30, 34 and 24.