Family without power loses home to fire

September 29, 2008 4:08:03 AM PDT
A family without power had their home nearly destroyed by fire in northeast Houston.ROAD TO RECOVERY: How you can help | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

Crews arrived at the house on Storey and Old Humble late last night to find flames shooting out the back. They were able to get the fire under control. No one was home.

The homeowner returned later and told investigators they had no electricity and were using candles for light, and that they probably forgot to put them out before leaving.

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