Man, 74, rescued from burning north Houston home

Published On: Feb 15 2013 06:28:28 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 15 2013 08:12:10 AM CST

Feb. 15, 2013: A 74-year-old man is rescued by neighbors when his north Houston home catches fire. Courtney Gilmore reports.


A 74-year-old man was rescued by neighbors Friday when his north Houston home caught fire.

Neighbors said they saw the home burning around 12:30 a.m. at the one-story wood-framed home on Green Meadow Lane and De Priest Street.

They ran to help, knowing their neighbor, Herbert Glass, may still be inside.  Neighbors banged on Glass' door until he woke up and was able to get to safety. 

"It was booming and things were catching fast. It went up so fast," Glass said.

Firefighters said Glass' home of seven years is a total loss.

Glass told firefighters he believed his home was burned intentionally. He said that a couple of months ago, someone spread acid on his front porch and the fire may be connected.

The Houston Fire Department arson division will investigate.


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