Houston Fire Department Arson investigators are looking into what caused a warehouse fire on Thursday, September 6th at 4:15 p.m. It happened at 610 Pickering Street near North Shepherd Drive. The city Fire Department reported $550,000 in estimated damage. No one was hurt as crews from stations 15, 34, 4, 13, 31, 58, 67, 30 and Hazmat worked to put out the fire and contain around 200 gallons of spilled used motor oil from going into an open drainage ditch.
When firefighters arrived, flames and heavy black smoke were seen from the bay doors of the warehouse. They also heard explosions inside the building that also partially collapsed. Firefighters used a backhoe to extinguish the fire.