By LeaAnne Klentzman
Early Monday morning the Houston Fire Department responded to a house fire on Blue Quail in the Quail Run subdivision.
When first responders arrived on the scene, the structure was fully involved and HFD called for assistance from the Missouri City Fire Department. According to authorities, the blaze started about 4:30 a.m., Monday. Although the ignition point has not officially been determined, it is possible that items left out by the residents for heavy trash pickup may have been intentionally set on fire then spread to the home. At the time of the fire many children and adults were asleep in the home. All were able to get out safely. The only injury reported was sustained by the Good Samaritan who stopped and saved the sleeping family; he suffered a laceration to his arm. He is expected to make a full recovery. This case remains under investigation by HFD Arson Investigators.
Just the evening before as storms rolled through northeast Fort Bend County, a home in the Mission Sierra subdivision, off FM 1464 and Beechnut, was struck by lightening and set on fire.
Sunday evening, a couple was inside their home on Cimmaron Oak near Butterstone Ridge in Mission Sierra when they heard a lightening strike then smelled smoke, said authorities. When they ran outside, they realized their roof was on fire. The fire department was able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes. No injuries were reported.