The fire at what may have been a converted duplex at Corrigan and Rosemont broke out around 5:30am. From SkyEye 13 HD, you could see the intense flames.
Crews had to pull back because it was too dangerous. Once they were able to get closer, the fire was contained to the upper part of the house. Firefighters were able to save another section of it.
Investigators say it appears no one was at the home when the fire broke out.
"We actually got several different stories and what we were told initially was that that was a boarding house and there was nobody in there but a dog. And then later on when arson came over, somebody else mentioned there was an old lady in there. We can't see her, we can't find her, so as of right now we have nothing. Arson is still investigating," said Michael Foster with the Houston Fire Department.
Firefighters say no one was injured while fighting this blaze.