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Local woman found deceased in condo fire

Shirley Sara Cherian (Photo:Twitter)

Shirley Sara Cherian (Photo:Twitter)

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman found after a fire was extinguished at 2750 Holly Hall at about 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday (November 29).
Shirley Cherian, 31, was found near a closet in a third floor apartment, fire officials said. Family members, friends and co-workers gathered at the complex after Cherian failed to show up for work Tuesday.
The Houston Fire Department says the fire started shortly before 3:30am off Holly Hall and El Mundo, off Highway 288.
Multiple condos were affected by heavy smoke, flames and water damage.
One woman was rescued and we’re hearing others may have been taken to the hospital as well. One resident told us a man had burns on his face, hands and neck.
The Houston Fire Department confirms one fire victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. One woman went out to her balcony, climbed out onto her roof, and waited for firefighters to help. She was rescued when firefighters carried her down a ladder.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported that HPD patrol officers and HFD emergency personnel responded to the Briarwick Condominium complex at the above address for a reported fire.
Firefighters declared the fire under control a few minutes after 4am. The top floor of the three-level complex was heavily damaged.
HPD homicide and HFD Arson investigators responded to the scene and are conducting respective investigations into the incident.
At this time, the cause of the fire has not been determined. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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