Fire damages home/car wash in North Houston

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NORTH HOUSTON- “I’m homeless,” says Glenda Amos.

Amos’ world went up in flames last night when a fire ripped through her home, which is also the office for her business, Glenda’s Car Detailing and Hand Wash.

For eight years, Amos and her car wash, located on Laura Koppe at Dodson, have been a fixture in this North Houston community. "Everything practically I own is in that pile” says Amos, referring to the pile of charred rubble pulled out of her home by firefighters.

The Houston Fire Department determined a “electrical short” caused the blaze. Amos thinks it might have to do with a handyman she hired, “I had a guy came here to change all the plugs and then the next thing I know, the next night my house is on fire.”

Amos wasn’t home when the fire started, but her four dogs were and one didn’t make it.“I lost my dog. Oh man every time I talk about that it makes me want to cry."

A steady flow of customers stopped by to check on her, like Lewis Davis, “It’s a good place, very respected place. I would like to come back and help her rebuild. Davis Brothers will take care of you.”

In the meantime, Amos wants everyone to know she’s still open for business, “Don’t stop coming because Glenda’s Hand Car Wash is still open!"

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