HFD: Equipment failure causes Timbergrove apartment fire

A fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to an Independence Heights home last week is under investigation, according to the Houston Fire Department.

HFD said crews responded to a home in the 4200 block of Rutland Street just before 4 p.m. Nov. 16 to find smoke coming from the side of the home.

Nobody was reported injured in the fire, according to HFD, which the department estimated caused about $300,000 worth of damage.

Arson investigators are working to determine the cause and origin of the fire, HFD said.

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