Spring, Texas – January 30th, 2018: A mother and daughter were killed and the father and two sons were critically injured in an early morning fire on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The Spring Fire Department responded to the blaze but now the public is questioning why the closest fire truck, located exactly 1 mile from the fire, took 3 hours and 22 minutes to arrive on the scene.
At 12:37 AM, the Spring Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire in the 23000 block of Pebworth Place in the Cypress Trails of Timber Lane Subdivision. Within minutes of receiving the call, deputies from Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office arrived on the scene to find fire coming from the home. Constable Deputies quickly jumped into action, went inside the residence and began pulling people out of the home. If it wasn’t for the quick response and heroic actions of the deputies, our community would be mourning the loss of possibly an entire family.
Sadly, while the father and son were able to make it out alive, the mother and daughter perished in the fire.
Spring Happenings has uncovered some disturbing information that the Spring Fire Department doesn’t want the public to know about – a response time that could have made a difference between life or death.
(The above video shows how quickly a fire can spread in a home.)
According to records obtained from SFD, the closest fire truck, Spring Engine 74 which is located exactly one mile from the fatal fire took 3 hours, 22 minutes and 45 seconds to arrive on the scene of the fire. Spring Engine 78 which was dispatched to the fatal fire, never responded at all.
If you think the nearly 3.5 hour response time was bad just wait until you see what else we have uncovered. Over the next few weeks, Spring Happenings will be running a multi-article series investigating the Spring Fire Department and how they put your tax dollars to work. Stay tuned.