Fire burns home in northeast Houston

A blaze broke out around 2pm Monday at this home in northeast Houston (Jesus Amaya)

July 18, 2011 2:20:47 PM PDT
Firefighters battled a house fire in northeast Houston on Monday. The blaze broke out around 2pm at a home on Letcher St. near Sunbury St. off N. Wayside Dr. When the Houston Fire Department arrived, flames were shooting from the house.

Firefighters fought the fire from the outside, working to get it under control and keep it from spreading. The blaze was extinguished within about 30 minutes.

No one was injured. Officials said the homeowners had left just before the fire began.

HFD believes it was started by an electrical problem of some sort.

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