House Fire in Katy Kills Family Pet and Injures Firefighter


December 22, 2017

From the Harris County ESD 48 Fire Department

Today fire crews responded to a residential fire on Chasestone Court in the Nottingham Country Subdivision in Katy.

Ladder 3 was first on scene and was able to contain the majority of the fire to a single room. Both residents made it out of the house safely however they were very concerned about their two cats that were known to be in the room involved in the fire.

Once the fire was out, fire crews began searching and a team from Westlake Volunteer Fire Department was able to locate Flash and reunite him with his owner. Engine 5 carries special pet rescue masks and Lt. Greg Monroe and FF/EMT Drew Shapiro administered oxygen to Flash who was later brought to an area vet and expected to make a full recovery.

Unfortunately, the second cat was found later but had succumbed to smoke inhalation and could not be resuscitated. One HCESD 48 Firefighter was injured during this incident and was transported with non-life threatening injuries to a local hospital.