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Family escapes before fire destroys home

Thursday, November 22, 2012
A family of four escaped unharmed, but the house was a total loss

A family of four escaped unharmed, but the house was a total loss

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Firefighters say an electrical short caused a fire that consumed a home. It happened around 10pm last night on Miles near Myrtle in east Houston.

A family of four was able to safely escape the flames. Firefighters say the fire started in a bedroom, but soon spread to the entire house. The home is considered a total loss.

No one was injured, and no other surrounding homes were damaged. The family is staying with neighbors.

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