Vacant Warehouse Fire in The Near Northside Area

Vacant Warehouse Fire in The Near Northside Area
WHAT:
Warehouse Fire
WHEN:
November 28, 2019 at 12:33 p.m.
WHERE:
1600 N. Keene St, 77009
INJURIES:
No reported injuries
PROPERTY SAVED:
Not available
DAMAGE:
$60 thousand in estimated damage
CAUSE:
The cause was ruled as incendiary by HFD Arson investigators.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Firefighters spotted a column of smoke while at the fire station and went to investigate. Upon arrival, they found a vacant warehouse on fire. A defensive attack was made on the fire until HFD Hazmat could clear the 55 gallon drums located inside the building as safe. Once Hazmat advised it was safe, the crews returned to an offensive attack and extinguished the fire. HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Firefighters from Stations 8, 19, 15, 17, 12, 9, 6, 30 and HFD Hazmat responded to this incident.

Contact:
HFD Newsroom
hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov

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