House Fire in The Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park Area
May 14, 2019 at 12:31 p.m.
5500 block of Cornish, 77007
No reported injuries
$5 thousand in estimated damage
Firefighters arrived on scene with smoke and a small fire coming from an exterior patio. The fire was on the exterior second floor balcony and involved wood decking, with flames spreading to the exterior side walls. The fire was extinguished and the walls were opened to check for additional extension. The home had light smoke throughout the interior with renovations under way. A worker stated he had discarded a cigarette which blew on to the second-floor balcony and attempted to extinguish the resulting fire with a garden hose. Crews from Stations 6, 31, 11, 15 and 62 responded to this incident.