WHEN: December 21, 2021 at 4:46 a.m.
WHERE: 5000 block of Mallow St. 77033
DAMAGE: $5.5 thousand in estimated damage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within four minutes to find a vehicle fire with extension into a 1-story duplex. They made an offensive attack and extinguished the car fire. Crews contained and prevented spread of the fire into the interior of the duplex. HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire. They determined that the fire started in the engine compartment of the vehicle by an electrical/ mechanical failure. Firefighters from Stations 55, 46, 24 and 35 responded to this incident.