Fireworks cause Montgomery County fires, injuries on New Year’s Eve

Fire in Rosehill area near Tomball. Source: Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Conroe, January – Montgomery County Firefighters respond to 7 structure fires overnight and at least three injured in separate fireworks accidents.

Montgomery County saw its first fireworks related injury of 2018 just 7 minutes into the new year, when a 27 yr old male suffered head injuries from an exploding firework in the Porter area. Montgomery County Firefighters and EMS also responded to a 45 yr old male in Magnolia with a leg injury from fireworks and a 22 yr old female in Willis with an eye injury caused by exploding fireworks.

All told, Firefighters responded to over 130 emergency calls overnight, including 7 structure fires and approximately a dozen grass and woods fires. The fires began early in the evening when Porter Firefighters responded to a chimney fire on Danielle Court. Just before 10 PM, Cut and Shoot, Caney Creek and North Montgomery County Firefighters responded to a residential fire on Crockett Martin. This fire was reported to have started in a bedroom and is under investigation.

Magnolia Firefighters responded just after midnight to a residential fire on Damon Court. That fire started when fireworks ignited a vehicle and the fire spread to the home. Magnolia Firefighters also responded to a barn fire that threatened to spread to a home on Meadow Edge Drive, and another fire burned a garage attached to a home on Red Oak in Magnolia. The cause of the barn fire is under investigation, but the fire on Red Oak started when fireworks debris was put in a trash can before it could cool, starting the garage on fire.   A similar trash can fire ignited the front porch of a home on W. Heritage Oaks in Porter, and finally, North Montgomery County Firefighters responded to a chimney fire in the Woodland Lakes Subdivision.

 

 

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