Houston Firefighters arrived on the scene located in the 11801 Block of S. Sam Houston Parkway East, on July 23, 2020, at 3:34 a.m., within six minutes to find fire coming through the roof an abandoned building. A defensive attack was made due to the instability of the structure.
Crews were instructed to stay out of the building until daylight so any hazards could be identified. One firefighter was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
After the fire was knocked down, HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin. The cause is under investigation.
HFD had also responded to this building in May. Crews from Stations 70, 52, 24, and 93 responded to this incident.