Scary moments as firefighters call mayday for Houston house fire

Firefighters taking on a large house fire in northwest Houston survived intense moments when one the responders was separated from his team and an active mayday was called.

The fire broke out around 2:30 this morning at a home on Badger Forest Drive near Birchtree Forest Drive, according to authorities.

When firefighters got there, they found flames coming from the upstairs and roof of the two-story home. They started working the fire and because they found no residents outside, they made an internal attack.Once the team got upstairs the ceiling collapsed and the crew was separated. Firefighters say that's when the mayday was called.

That mayday was active for about three to four minutes until they found the firefighter, who was brought out uninjured, firefighters said. One other firefighter was transported to a hospital to be treated for a back injury, officials said.

The home is a total loss, and the people who loved there were apparently out of town.

From KPRC Channel 2

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