Boy, 12, safely escapes house fire

No one was injured after a fire broke out at a home in west Houston Friday evening, but arson detectives are still investigating its cause.

June 12, 2010 7:42:31 AM PDT
It was a scare for a 12-year-old boy in west Houston. He was home alone when he noticed smoke coming from the attic.

It happened around 8:30pm Friday at a townhouse at Briar Forest and West Sam Houston Parkway.

The boy called the fire department, and Houston firefighters got to the home before the flames spread. Arson detectives are investigating. The boy got out of the house safely.