AVFD Firefighter hospitalized following house fire in Atascocita

ATASCOCITA, Texas – Yesterday, May 4th the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 17000 block of Hunters Glen Circle just before 5:00 p.m.

One AVFD firefighter sustained what is believed to be a heat related injury and was transported to Memorial Hermann Northeast. The firefighter was admitted for further evaluation and is schedule to be released on May 6th. In a statement from the firefighter early today she thanked her fellow department members and the community for their prayers and support. “I am feeling better and appreciate all of the prayers and support. I expect to go home tomorrow.”

Firefighters from Eastex and Northeast also responded to the two-alarm fire that caused substantial damage to the single family residence.

“We called in a second alarm out of an abundance of caution due to the wind conditions at time and a concern that the fire could jump to the adjacent home,” said AVFD Division Chief Ernest Bezdek.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, however it appears that it may have started in a barbeque pit. No one was at home when fire started and firefighters were able to rescue the family’s pet dog from the burning house. A neighbor who notice heavy smoke made the initial call to 911.

The home sustained significant damage. “Typically when someone is home when a fire breaks out and calls 911 we are able to make a good stop. In the case of this fire it had already caused substantial damage by the time we arrived on scene,” Chief Bezdek said.

The Red Cross was dispatch to provided assistance to the family.

Images courtesy of the Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department 

This is a general location of the house fire.

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