LODD - Two Houston Firefighters killed in fire
Two Houston fireifhgers were killed in the line of duty in a house fire on Easter Sunday.
Tommy Dowdy, Houston Fire District Chief, said the department responded to a call for a fire in a single family dwelling shortly after midnight. He confirmed that two firefighters died at the scene. So far the Houston Fire Dept. has declined to release additional details, including their names, pending notification of their family members.
Officials will release more information during a news conference scheduled for Monday morning, Dowdy said.
Some details at this point indicate that the deaths may have been a result of rapidly changing fire conditions. Crews were operating on interior attack when command ordered everyone to evacuate the building. Neighbors report that within seconds of the firefioghters evacuating flames hot through the roof and sideways out of the home.
A PAR (Personel Accountability Report) was initiated and it was determined that two members were unacounted for. One, a Captain, and the other, a rokkie firefighter.
NIOSH will be investigating th incident.
Let’s all remember that even the every day jobs, our bread and butter, single story residential strucure can turn bad quick. Watch the fire conditions. Use your training. Lets not forget the two brave firefighters and lets all do what we can to learn from this tragedy.