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Elderly Woman Dies In Southeast Houston House Fire

By CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) For the second time in less than a 24 hour period, a woman has died in a house fire. According to the Houston Fire Department, they responded to a fire on Roxbury Road in southeast Houston at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Smoke and fire were discovered in the kitchen area of a one-story home.

Upon responding to reports of a person trapped inside the home, firefighters went inside of the home and found an elderly woman unconscious. The 90-year-old woman was then transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and was listed in critical condition. She was pronounced dead several hours later.

Additional reports indicate that the woman was cooking and left the food on the stove before she went to her bedroom. The woman’s son, who was visiting with a neighbor at the time of the blaze, returned home to find the house on fire. Despite making two attempts to rescue his mother, he was not able to due to the intensity of the fire and smoke.

The woman, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, had lived in the home with her son for over 30 years.

Monday evening, a woman died in another house fire after firefighters attempted to rescue her; clutter in the home prevented them from getting to her in time to save her life.

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