Thursday, August 6, 2020

2 Houston Firefighters Transported to Local Area Hospital due to a 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire in The Mid West Area

HOUSTON - On Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:29 a.m., Firefighters arrived in the 7803 block of Westpark Drive within six minutes to find a large warehouse on fire with multiple hazards. The crews conducted a scene size-up and coordinated the initial fire attack. 

The gas main and electric services were shut off on and there were multiple explosions and flying debris on one side of the structure. The backside of the warehouse was fully involved on fire and HFD Hazmat arrived on the scene, suited up, and took samples. 

The warehouse managers also provided information on the chemicals maintained within their business and the appropriate governmental agencies were notified. 

A shelter in place was issued for the area and was lifted at about 4:45 p.m.

The firefighters continued to battle the fire and it was upgraded to a third alarm with a partial wall collapse. Ladder 28 also caught fire when multiple containers of chemicals that were burning ran underneath it and two firefighters were transported to the hospital in stable condition for heat exhaustion. HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire. The cause is under investigation / undetermined by HFD Arson investigators.