Two Houston Police Officers (O. Cavazos and N. Alvarado) were going east on N. Main when they saw a column of smoke in the area of North Main and Houston Avenue. They discovered a home on fire in the 200 block of Redan and quickly parked their patrol car and went to the home. They found a man in the back yard who ran back into the boarded up home through the back porch. The officers realized that the back porch was totally involved and seeing that the individual was in the doorway, they ran through the flames and smoke and pulled him to safety.
HFD was able to quickly extinguish the fire and an investigation into the cause is being conducted.