Posted on April 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM
HOUSTON—A 70-year-old man leapt from a second-story window to escape a fire that damaged a home and music studio in north Harris County early Friday, according to the Aldine Fire Department.
Firefighters said four adults were asleep at their home on Queensbury Hills at Lancaster Lake when they heard smoke alarms going off around 1 a.m.
The woman who owned the home went to investigate and was burned by a flash of fire after opening the garage door. She sustained minor burns to the right side of her body.
The woman’s 70-year-old brother was in a back bedroom on the second floor. He was starting to become overcome by the heavy smoke so he jumped out the window.
The elderly man injured his back when he leapt to safety.
The brother and sister were taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.
The other two people in the home were not injured.
The Harris County Fire Marshal determined a 2004 Infinity car parked in the garage had an electrical short, which started the fire. The owner said the car had recently been repaired.
Equipment for the family’s music studio, Street Vibe Music, was also in the garage. All of it was burned.