News, Structural Firefighting

Near Miss for Firefighters Working at TX House Fire

Firefighters battling a residential fire Tuesday in the unincorporated community of New Caney, Texas, narrowly avoided a collapse on the fireground, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The house had plank-wood ceilings, which made it difficult for firefighters to access the attic to extinguish the flames, East Montgomery County Fire Chief Howard Rinewalt told reporters. The roof reportedly had a five-ton air conditioning unit, and minutes after firefighters withdrew from the home, the unit collapsed into the home.

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