Houston Fire Department News

Emergency equipment purchased by the Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season was dedicated at Fire Station No. 8 at 1919 Louisiana in downtown Houston on Monday.  Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston City Council Member Brenda Stardig, Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena, MetroNational President Jason Johnson, AT & T Vice President-Legislative Affairs Leslie Ward, HEB Executive Vice President Armando Perez and Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston Chairman Lee Vela were invited to attend the dedication.

Posted June 29, 2018

Houston firefighters battled a fire at an apartment complex in the Westwood area in southwest Houston early Thursday evening.  The cause of the fire was electrical, but it caused an estimated $255,000 in damage to the walls, floors and smoke damage to 8 apartments.  No injuries were reported.

Firefighters found smoke coming from a second-story apartment unit. While checking the utilities, they found the breaker boxes were sparking and the  fire  traveling in the walls and truss floor between the first and second floors.

Firefighters from Stations 10, 2, 68, 83, 51, 73, 76, 69, 10, 8, and 57 responded to apartment complex fire.  The American Red Cross was asked to help the displaced residents.

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Earlier Thursday afternoon, Houston firefighters put out an attic fire at a one-story house  in the 8900 block of Camay Drive. When they arrived, firefighters saw smoke coming from the eaves and vents of the roof.  They also found structural damage from a recent fire.

The cause of the fire was electrical.  The estimated damage was $25,000.  No one was hurt.

Firefighters from Station 34, 45, 32, 39, 43, 56 and 30 responded.

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Earlier in the day,  the Engine 8 and Tower 6 crews put out a small fire in the attic at 150 Sabine Street. The cause was unintentional roofing. The smoke was visible and a fire alarm went off on the 4th floor of the apartment building. The small fire was located in the attic  below a new patch to the rubber roof. The patch was put on earlier that day. The fire was quickly extinguished after firefighters pulled off the roofing and ceiling.

The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage.

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