Pearland Fire officials said they had a difficult time containing a three alarm house fire Friday night because there were no fire hydrants on the county street.
The blaze started on the outskirts of Pearland city limits, at a home in the 7700 block of Jenkins road in Brazoria County. Battalion Chief Mark Faber told KTRH’s television partner Local 2 “When we arrived there was a very heavy column of fire and a very heavy column of smoke.”
Four nearby fire departments responded to the scene. Faber said it was tough battling the blaze because there were no hydrants. The crews worked collectively bringing water in trucks to extinguish the fire. The three alarm fire was so intense, the home was completely destroyed.
Battalion Chief Mark Faber said, “If we had a hydrant it probably wouldn't have gone to but a first alarm.” The family was able to escape the home and survived the fire. Although firefighters were able to put out blaze, their job isn’t done. Faber said, “We're going to try to reach out to the owner and find out what their needs are and find them some place to stay tonight.” The cause of the fire is under investigation.