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4 Huston Firefighters die

countryfarmercountryfarmer Member Posts: 4,552
edited May 2013 in General Discussion

Four Houston firefighters died Friday while responding to a massive 5-alarm fire at a motel, a city official told

The local medical examiner's office says three victims died at the scene, while the fourth died at a hospital. Five others were injured and are hospitalized for chest pains or leg injuries. reported that over 100 firefighters battled the blaze in sweltering temperatures.

The fire broke out just after noon Friday at a restaurant and club at the Southwest Inn on U.S. 59, one of Houston's most heavily traveled expressways. Flames spread to the motel part of the building and were still shooting from the roof of the structure more than an hour later.

No cause for the blaze was immediately announced. Phone messages left with the fire department weren't immediately returned.

Temperatures in the low 90s and high humidity hampered firefighting efforts, and smoke from the fire snarled traffic on the expressway.

The 100 Club, a Houston-based non-profit organization that supports the dependents of firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, announced it will provide financial assistance for the victims' families.


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