1 dead in west Houston townhome fire, officials say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One person is dead following a townhome fire in west Houston, according to fire officials.

Crews received a call at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday regarding an apartment fire in the 6400 block of Burgoyne Drive.

Once on the scene, crews received reports of a person trapped inside the home. A body was later found in the backside of the building.

It's unclear if anyone else was inside the townhome at the time of the fire.

At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown.

Authorities are asking people to avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic.
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