Grandmother dead, three others injured in house fire in NW Harris County, fire marshal’s office says –

Houston firefighters are on the scene along with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A woman is dead and three others, including her two granddaughters, were injured during an early morning house fire in northwest Harris County, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Now their family is looking for answers as they search for what the cause of the fire. They said the two girls, ages 8 and 10, are fighting for their lives along with their father after being injured during the house fire.

“My niece called my daughter and said her house was on fire. She was on the way to the hospital with her little girl,” Lolita Wilson, sister of victim, said. “When I got here, the fire chief said my sister didn’t make it.”

She said her sister’s name was Tammie and says she was in her 50s.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s office says the victim was home with her two granddaughters when the fire started around 5 a.m. in the 2700 block of Trementina just south of W. Mount Houston Road.

“She didn’t live here. She was being a grandma,” Britanny, daughter of the victim, said. “Stayed the night to take the kids to school, being a grandma doing her part.”

She still in disbelief about the news.

“I just stayed the night with them New Year’s Eve. Now you are telling me I don’t have my mother. Something is not right about that,” she said.

Fire investigators said the mother and father of the two girls weren’t at home at the time of the fire, but rushed back as soon as they got word of it.

“The dad had some lacerations. I believe he went in trying to get the girls out,” Rachel Neutzler, with the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, said.

The father and his two daughters did make it out, but are now being treated for smoke inhalation, while other family members are asking for all of Houston to think of them.

“I’m not going to be OK, my family is not going to be OK,” Britanny said. “This is all new and very shocking. We just ask that city give us prayers please.”

Fire officials said the fire was contained to the front room of the house.

The fire marshal said there were no working smoke detectors inside the home.

The origin and cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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