Search underway for possible victims after house under construction collapses in Magnolia

Magnolia Fire Chief Adam Vulgamott said nearby fire departments and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office have joined the search for people who may be trapped.

Search underway for possible victims after house under construction collapses in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA, Texas — First responders in Montgomery County are searching for possible victims trapped when severe storms caused three houses under construction to collapse, the Magnolia Fire Department said.

It happened Tuesday afternoon on Willow Heights Lane in Magnolia.

“Had quite the wind and storm come through. We had approximately three homes that were under construction," Magnolia Fire Chief Adam Vulgamott told KHOU 11 by phone.

He said two other houses partially collapsed and they're concerned workers might be trapped under the rubble.

Firefighters from The Woodlands, Conroe and North Montgomery County joined in the search along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Magnolia firefighters are arriving on location of two houses that were under construction that have collapsed with possible victims trapped.  More information to come!

Posted by Magnolia Fire Department on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The storms also caused hail and high winds in Harris County.

As of 3 p.m., 317,000 CenterPoint customers were without power.

Another round of thunderstorms is expected late Tuesday into early Wednesday.

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