It appears the cause of the fire may be electrical, but is very early on in the investigation. The home is not vacant. A resident reported smoke coming from the roof and when firefighters arrived, flames were shooting from the attic.
"The resident was home. He got out safely and he's in front of the home at this time," said Chief Larry Gonzales with the Houston Fire Department
The homeowner, his daughter and his granddaughter escaped the fire without injury.
If this latest fire is determined to be suspicious in nature, it would be the 20th one in the Heights since August 11.
Just last Wednesday, there was a suspicious fire just blocks away on Herkimer and West 15th. Firefighters believe someone is setting these fires on purpose and they've made one arrest for one of the fires. David Prince is charged with setting the fire on West 12th near Herkimer in September. He remains in jail.