The Houston Fire Department says it rescued a resident from a fire at a Washington Avenue-area townhome early Thursday morning, with firefighters also administering oxygen to two cats found at the scene.
Crews responded to a three-story townhome in the 4000 block of Gibson Street just before 3 a.m. Thursday to find smoke coming from the second story of the home, according to HFD.
HFD said crews rescued one resident of the townhome through the second-floor balcony before paramedics transported the person the hospital. Firefighters also found two cats at the scene and administered oxygen to them, according to HFD.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the fire department, and it is unknown how much damage was caused.