HFD battles large east Houston house fire

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020
East Houston home destroyed by large fire
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Video from Skyeye showed the massive response from firefighters Wednesday morning.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A large house fire Wednesday morning put Houston firefighters on the defensive as they worked to douse the flames.

It happened around 6:15 a.m. in the 1000 block of Terminal Street in east Houston.

More than a dozen units responded to the structure near the corner of Terminal Street and Avenue J in the Greater East End.

The home is located in a neighborhood adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad tracks and is a wood frame structure.

Flames from the home could be seen for miles as Skyeye flew over the scene Wednesday morning.

A 40-year-old man suffered smoke inhalation.

The fire may have started from an electrical issue, fire officials said.

A man living at the home tried to reset an electrical breaker that had tripped and later heard a loud noise, according to HFD.