According to HFD acting shift commander Chris Chavez, the injured firefighter suffered a shoulder injury while fighting the flames.
June 3, 2019 – 11:30 pm: A firefighter in southeast Houston was injured while fighting a house fire on Monday night. The cause of the injury is unclear at this time, but the fire appears to have been caused by a candle that was left lit while the homeowner was out.
The fire took place near the intersection of Lenore and Neal in southeast Houston.
According to Houston Fire Department acting shift commander Chris Chavez, the injured firefighter experienced a shoulder injury “just from work.” Chavez did not go into greater depth concerning the cause and severity of the injury.
The homeowner was reportedly out of the house when the fire started, and was fortunately able to get his family out of the house after he returned home Unfortunately, Chavez reports that the house itself was a total loss.
The cause of the firefighter’s injury is not clear at this time. A candle flame appears to have been the cause of the fire in the house, but the incident is still under investigation at the present time.