Firefighters from three area departments responded to a fire that destroyed a house early Thursday morning on Quaker Street in Houston.

Dousing the remains

City of Houston firefighter Larry Fleming douses a hot spot in the garage of a house that was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning on Quaker Street in Houston.

Personnel from the City of Houston, Houston Rural and Raymondville departments answered a call at about 3 a.m., but the blaze caused the home to be a total loss.

City of Houston Fire Chief Robbie Smith said a a man, woman, four children and a dog were inside when the fire began, but got out safely and spent the rest of the night at a motel in town.

Fire chief at work

City of Houston Fire Chief Robbie Smith mans the controls of a fire engine at the scene of a house fire Thursday morning on Quaker Street in Houston.

Smith said the blaze appeared to have started at the fireplace at the back of the house and spread into the attic and toward the front of the structure. The home is at the corner of Quaker Street and Waverly Street.

Hot spot

City of Houston firefighter Larry Fleming douses a hot spot in the garage of a house that was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning on Quaker Street in Houston.

Quaker Street house fire

A house was destroyed by fire Thursday morning on Quaker Street in Houston.

Fire trucks on scene

Fire trucks are parked on Quaker Street at the scene of a house fire Thursday morning in Houston.

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