Two people, including a 2-year-old, were rescued by Houston firefighters from a house fire near the Eastex Freeway. The child was rushed to a nearby emergency room, according to the Houston Fire Department.
The house fire happened at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 4500 block of Antha Street in north Houston.
It all started when the department received a call about cardiac arrest. When authorities arrived, some crews started CPR on the child while other crews battled the fire, Capt. Sedrick Robinett with HFD said.
Robinett said firefighters were able to control the fire coming from the right side of the house. Arson investigators are working to determine the cause.
The 2-year-old and an adult were both taken to a hospital and are expected to be OK. It’s unknown if the child’s cardiac arrest was caused by the smoke.
Authorities are asking drivers to avoid this area.
@HoustonFire is currently on scene at 4502 Antha performing extinguishment efforts after receiving reports of a house on fire. HFD has rescued 2 civilians. 1 civilian is being transported to a nearby ER. Please avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic. @FireChiefofHFD
— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) January 31, 2023