- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston fire officials say they’re investigating the deaths of two firefighters who died when they went inside a burning home after neighbors told them no one was inside.

Assistant Fire Chief Rick Flanagan said Monday that the department, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are looking into the deaths of 50-year-old Capt. James Harlow and 29-year-old probationary firefighter Damion Hobbs.

Neighbors of an elderly couple whose Houston home caught fire Easter Sunday say the two already had escaped when firefighters responded.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


On the Net:

Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, https://www.local341.org

The Last Alarm Club of Houston, https://www.lastalarmclub.org

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