Deadly house fire kills 7-year-old boy

HOUSTON, TX – Officials from the Houston Fire Department have confirmed that a seven-year-old boy lost his life in a house fire that occurred on the city’s south side on Saturday afternoon. The boy’s grandmother is currently hospitalized with second-degree burns on her arms and legs. However, she is expected to make a full recovery.

Firefighters were dispatched to the site of the incident, located in the 3000 block of Friar Point, shortly after 3.30 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, they encountered the front portion of the house entirely engulfed in flames, with the mother of the children crying out for assistance.

There were a total of six occupants in the house at the time of the fire, namely the children’s mother and grandmother and four children aged between four and nine. Tragically, despite efforts to rescue all the occupants, the seven-year-old boy succumbed to the fire.

The remaining family members, although physically unharmed, are understandably traumatized by the incident. A member of the fire-fighting team had a close call, having partially fallen through the roof during the operation, but escaped without injury.

The investigation into the cause of the fire and the specific circumstances of the boy’s death is ongoing.