3-alarm fire breaks out at Galleria-area townhouse complex

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A three-alarm fire in the Galleria area is out, but one fire victim is still searching for her beloved pup that may not have made it out in time.

"No there's two more," said Denna Ramsey to one of her friends who was holding one of her dogs that was rescued by firefighters.

Ramsey, who was not home when the fire started, was seen arriving on the scene distraught and frantic. At one point, she was seen on her hands and knees.

"I want to know where my dogs are. And they are not going to throw me in jail like you say you are. Find my dog. It's a white Bichon," she said.

Firefighters were seen holding Ramsey back from going in herself to look for the missing dog. Meanwhile, one of the Ramsey's dog -- also a Bichon -- was pulled out of the damage. It did not make it out alive.

Even as Ramsey yelled at the top of her lungs "find my dog," firefighters focused on containing the three-alarm fire that damaged or destroyed at least seven townhomes on Valley Forge Drive near Fountainview.

"Her unit was pretty heavily damaged and it already collapsed. In fact, the second floor had collapsed. I cannot send my firefighters in to search a structure like that," said Dep. Chief Fernando Herrera.

Still, Ramsey continues with her loud commands. At one point she was seen screaming at a huddle of firefighters who just finished the grueling task of putting out the fire in sweltering conditions.

"No. It doesn't feel good but there are some positives," said Herrera.

No firefighters or residents were injured in the fire. Ramsey said she still hasn't found her dog Oscar.

Arson investigators are still looking into the cause and origin of the fire.
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