It happened in the 8500 block of Copperbrook Drive at the Autumn Grove Cottage Assisted Living facility around 7:30 a.m.
By the time firefighters arrived, eight of the residents had already been evacuated to safety by two assisted living facility staff members.
Crews respond to a 1-alarm fire in the 8500 block or Copperbrook Dr.— Cy-Fair Fire Department (@cyfairfd) January 26, 2021
at the Autumn Grove Cottage Assisted Living Tuesday morning in Houston.
1 victim was rescued by firefighters on-scene. 8 residents and 2 staff were reported inside at the time of the fire. #hounews pic.twitter.com/qsm73DmAkl
Firefighters said they were able to rescue the ninth resident who was in a wheelchair.
3 patients, the rescued adult female resident and two adult female staff members, were transported by @cyfairfd EMS in stable condition. @hcfmo is investigating this incident.— Cy-Fair Fire Department (@cyfairfd) January 26, 2021
Photo: Capt. Daniel Arizpe, PIO#hounews pic.twitter.com/DLRM4CU7ME
She was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The two staff members were also taken to the hospital as a precaution.
"It was a smoke filled house," said Dennis O'Neal, who lives next door. "There was not any smoke coming through the roof, but when they opened the front door you could see the smoke billowing out the front door."
Firefighters said the building's sprinklers helped contain the fire until they arrived. According to officials, the fire started in one of the bathrooms.
The facility is set to be closed due to the fire. Residents were bussed to a sister community in the Houston area.
"Autumn Grove Cottages is extremely thankful for a responsive team that took immediate action to keep our residents and team members safe, as well as the timely response and assistance of the Cy-Fair Fire Department," the facility said in a statement following the fire.
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