LOCKINGTON — A Lockington family of three was displaced after a kitchen fire caused extensive damages to their home located just northwest of the Lockington Reserve Wednesday night.
According to Lockington Fire Chief Jon Adams, dispatch received a call Wednesday, Feb. 5, from the residents about smoke inside of their home at 8818 Lehman Road at 8:18 p.m. Once firefighters were on the scene they could see a lot of smoke outside of the house and then on the inside the fire was contained to the kitchen area.
“The fire started in the wall area of the kitchen,” Adams said. “But everyone got out safely. Once we arrived, we were able to knock down the fire pretty quick and get it out.”
There is smoke and water damage throughout, Adams said, and fire damage to the kitchen area. The estimated cost of the damages has not been established yet.
He noted three adults residents and a small pet were home at the time of the fire. No one, including first responders, was injured in the fire.
William Allen and Robert Allen are the homeowners of the the one-story residence.
Assisting Lockington Fire were Houston and Russia Fire Departments and Houston Rescue. The American Red Cross was also called to assist the displaced family with a place to stay.
Adams thinks the fire was likely accidental and possibly electrical, but the cause and exact origin of the fire is still under investigation.
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