At least one person was slightly injured in one Two-alarm townhouse fire on Dashwood Drive at about 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the Houston Fire Department.
Maribel Luna said her 21-year-old son, Aaron Munic, was sleeping in their home at the time.
“My neighbor called me and called me,” said Luna. “Then I replied and she said ‘Neighbors, neighbors, we tried knocking on the door but no one answered.” I said, “My son is over there.”
Munic said he heard a crackling noise outside his bedroom early on Thanksgiving morning, but he didn’t know what it was at first and went back to bed. Munic said when he woke up a few hours later, his room was filled with smoke.
“I went downstairs and it was all black,” says Munic. “I couldn’t even breathe, and the neighbors were like knocking on the door, and I walked out and started knocking on people’s doors so they could get out.”
Munic said he got out before the floor and roof of their townhouse collapsed.
Unfortunately, Luna said that nothing could be salvaged from their home.
“Everything is falling apart. Everything is gone. We don’t have anything else left,” said Luna. “Everything is lost.”
The arson investigators are currently investigating the cause of the fire.
The fire destroyed four of the buildings, and Luna was informed that there weren’t any empty units to house their families.
Family set up a GoFundMe to help them rebuild their lives.
“I’m just grateful that everyone got out because it’s not livable at the moment,” Munic said. “It’s still hard to understand why everything happens for a reason.”
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