Father and 3 kids escape house fire in Clear Lake Shores

CLEAR LAKE SHORES, Texas (KTRK) -- A family in the Clear Lake Shores area is without a home after a fire left their house in shambles Wednesday evening.

Video from ABC13's SkyEye showed a home at the intersection of Oak and Forest Roads fully engulfed in the flames.

A father and his three children made it out alive. Everything inside burned.

"I don't have any idea what would have started it, and I can't imagine everything just freezing, now dry and dead. He has a lot of foliage, so maybe that had something to do with it, but I have no idea," said neighbor Katie Mcmann.

Mcmann was among those concerned that the fire might spread to nearby homes. Crews were able to stop the flames, but the heat did reach her house.

Still, the heroic actions of firefighters are being credited for keeping several homes from burning down.

The cause of the fire is unknown, but investigators believe it started in the back of the house.

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