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Video: Houston ladder truck burns during hazmat building fire

News reports indicate building is a wholesale warehouse with chemical storage

Sky 2 over large fire

Sky 2 is over the scene of a large fire near Westpark and Hillcroft.

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Friday, July 31, 2020

In the video above you will see that a Houston Fire Department ladder truck has burned during an extra alarm fire this morning. There are no reports of injuries. There’s been a sheter-in-place order for some nearby residents.

Doug Delony, KAGS-TV:

The fire is burning along Westpark at Fairhill, just west of the Southwest Freeway. The Houston Fire Department has identified this as a wholesale warehouse.

“We don’t have a stable air quality set up yet, we have a preliminary in place,” said HFD Executive Assistant Justin Wells. “Right now the air quality is good. Long term, we are working on that to make sure the public is not in danger.”

Wells said they believe the facility that is on fire stores and distributes two types of chemicals, sodium hydroxide as well as a type of alcohol used in hand sanitzers. He said there is no immediate danger from the runoff.

It appears HFD Ladder Truck 28 also caught fire and at least partially burned as well.

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