THE WOODLANDS, Texas - The Woodlands Fire Department battled a blaze at a multi-million dollar home near Palmer Woods. Officials say they were called to the home around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Fire investigators examined the fire scene on Friday, interviewing witnesses.
Two contractors were injured when fire broke out Thursday evening in the home where they were working on Palmer Crest Drive in The Woodlands. The 2-alarm fire brought more than a dozen fire companies to the scene from The Woodlands Fire Department and surrounding agencies, along EMS units from the Montgomery County Hospital District and Life Flight.
Both injured workers were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Woodlands, where a Life Flight Helicopter transported the more seriously injured person to the Houston Medical Center. That victim is expected to survive, but received serious burns to his face and upper torso. The other worker was also transported by ground ambulance with less severe injuries and is also expected to recover.
The damage compromised the structure of the home and the Investigation team has been working to stabilize the remaining walls and examine the scene. During the initial investigation last evening, Investigators were told that the fire started in the area where one of the workers was inside, painting the home.
The case is a complex investigation and will take some time to reach final conclusions as to the exact cause of the fire.
Investigators are still searching for the family’s missing pets.
The home is a total loss. No firefighters were injured while putting the blaze out.