HOUSTON — An 83-year-old woman is dead after a tragic Christmas morning house fire, the Houston Fire Department confirms.
It happened on Sagerock Drive in southeast Houston around 7:30 a.m.
Firefighters had pulled the woman from the home, where she had been found unconscious at the bottom of the stairs near the kitchen.
An off-duty fire captain was also at the scene trying to help.
She was taken to a hospital, where she died around 8:30 a.m.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, or whether the elderly woman was living by herself.

I know Pat liked to cook and the fire appears to have started in the rear of the house where the kitchen was located. Right now that is only speculation, though. Truly a sad thing to happen on what is supposed to be a day of joy. That's the reason that we should try and live our life as though each day was going to be our last. You just never know when tragedy will strike.

Coffee inside this morning, where I have some home baked cookies to share.