Houston fire in the home without smoke alarms leaves 1 dead, 3 hospitalized

One grandmother had died and three others were hospitalized after a house fire in Houston.

The fire started around noon. 5 a.m. in the Northwest Harris County neighborhood of Houston. The fire was confined to a room when firefighters arrived, Fox 26 reports.

When the fire started, the grandmother, identified as Tammy Mutan, was at her daughter’s home with her two grandchildren, her daughter and son-in-law. Mutan’s daughter was able to escape unharmed. It was not the others.

When authorities arrived, the 53-year-old grandmother was found dead inside the home, while the father and his two children, ages 8 and 10, were found outside the home without responding, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

A house fire in Harris County, Houston leaves one grandmother dead and three others hospitalized
(Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office)

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They were later taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and were listed in stable condition. The father was treated for cuts he had on his body because he was trying to save his family.

The Harris County Fire Department later reported that the home did not have working smoke alarms.

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Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire. Fox News has contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Department for more information.

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