2 Hurt in Fire at 10,000-Square-Foot Mansion Near Houston

Two construction workers were injured in a fire that destroyed a 10,000-square-foot mansion near Houston.

Battalion Chief Jason Washington with The Woodlands Fire Department told the Houston Chronicle more than 60 firefighters and medical personnel responded Thursday to the fire at a home next to the third hole of The Woodlands Country Club Palmer golf course.

The fire was reported at about 5:30 p.m., and firefighters were still at work more than two hours later. Firefighters would stay at the scene overnight to monitor areas that could flare up again, according to a Facebook post by The Woodlands Professional Fire Fighters Association.

Washington said the two men injured were hospitalized with suspected burn injuries. He said neither was inside the structure when authorities arrived. Their identities haven't been released.

Washington said the seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom mansion with a swimming pool complex and private tennis court "looks like a total loss."

The fire is under investigation.

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