Two Critically Injured in House Fire on Rocky Hollow Rd in La Porte, TX
La Porte, TX — November 26, 2022, two people were hospitalized with burn injuries after a structure fire on Rocky Hollow Road in La Porte.
Authorities say the incident happened Saturday at a home on the 9920 block of Rocky Hollow. Investigators released few details but say the fire may have been caused by a gas leak; they added that it's too early in their investigation to say with certainty what happened.
Two people were airlifted from the scene to a hospital for treatment of critical burn injuries.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on La Porte House Fire on Rocky Hollow Rd
Incidents like this can be quite complex depending on what exactly happened. While it's possible that the fire broke out due to a resident's mistake like accidentally leaving the stove on, it's also possible that someone or something else was the culprit. For example, a contractor might have recently installed or serviced an appliance, such as a water heater. If they did so improperly and caused gas to leak into the home, then that worker and their employer could be responsible for the fire.
The possibility of a gas leak also leads to a more concerning idea that there could be other leaks all over the neighborhood. Some may recall a few years ago when a young Dallas girl died because gas lines throughout her block were leaking gas, and the company responsible for those lines had no idea until it was too late. That was a mistake that not only took a young girl's life, but could have taken many others as well. Faulty gas lines or ones left in disrepair can cause accidents like the one on Rocky Hollow, so it's important that someone looks into the energy company's potential role in this as well.
The point is that there are many reasons something like this can happen, but if someone could have prevented this but failed to do so then they may deserve to be held accountable for the victims' injuries. Hopefully investigators are considering all possibilities moving forward so that those affected can get some answers.