Two people rescued from house fire

August 13, 2009 7:52:11 AM PDT
Three people are in the hospital and two of them are in critical condition after a fire broke out in their northeast Houston home overnight. The fire broke out at the home on Sayers near Fogle around 11:30pm yesterday. Relatives who were on the scene told our crews that the same family used to live next door and were forced from that home by fire, too.

When firefighters arrived, there were reports of people inside the small, wood-frame home, from which flames were shooting. It's fortunate the firefighters were there to help.

"Upon arrival, we rescued two of the occupants, who we immediately provided care for and transported them to the medical center," said Deputy Chief Terry Stone with the Houston Fire Department.

There was also a third person, who suffered minor injuries, but was able to get out.

The home is a total loss. An arson team is on the scene, looking for a cause.

One interesting side note to this fire - one fire victim was treated with an anti-cyanide kit, something the Houston Fire Department received from the Department of Homeland Security shortly after the September 11 attacks. Aside from being used on cyanide victims, the kit also helps to treat people who are suffering from smoke inhalation.

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