FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 5, 2016 3:13:28 PM CDT
Update:4-Alarm Warehouse Fire in Northwest Houston
|What:||4-Alarm warehouse fire in northwest Houston.|
May 5, 2016 at 9:45 a.m.
Under control at 1:58 p.m.
|Where:||1700 Laverne St. 77080 – Warehiouse fire|
|Injuries:||No reported injuries|
|Damage:||Significant damage to several structures including one home.|
|Cause:||Houston Arson Bureau investigating|
Shelter-In-Place Order has been lifted.
The Houston Fire Department has declared the incident under control. Although the fire threat is over, the HFD would like to advise all citizens to avoid water run-off to nearby areas. The area of Spring Branch Creek and surrounding ditches and culverts should be avoided until authorities complete testing and deem them safe. Diking and boom operations are currently underway along with enviromental contractors on sight performing enviromental cleanup. Although, recent rainfall and flooding is assisting with dilution, citizens should avoid those water run-off areas until further notice.
Residents should continue to monitor local media, houstontx.gov/emergency, and official social media outlets for updated information.