Elderly Female Dies In Overnight Fire; No Working Smoke Detectors Found In Home

Spring, Texas – A 76-year-old female perished in a fire overnight in the Lexington Woods Subdivision.

Just after 3:00 AM, the Precinct 4 Constables Office received a burglary alarm at a residence in the 25000 block of Friar Lake Drive. When deputies arrived they were met with fire and heavy smoke conditions and immediately requested the assistance of the fire department.

The Spring Fire Department arrived on the scene and were able to make entry through the back door. Unfortunately, fire crews found an elderly female just inside the back door; she was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating but says that investigators do not believe there was foul play involved. They continued to say that the victim was a heavy smoker.

There were no working smoke detectors found in the home.

“We’d like to remind our residents that working smoke detectors can save lives” said Kevin Wiseman, District Chief with the Spring Fire Department. “Firefighters did not find any working smoke detectors in this residence”.

Investigators say the exact cause of death will be determined by the Harris County Medical Examiner.