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    Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    Mods - I don't have a link for this yet. I was an eyewitness to it, but there is no news coverage yet. Will supply a link as soon as one becomes available.

    Just got back from the Southwest Freeway and Bellaire area, where a huge fire is raging at the Southwest Entertainment Complex, which is part of the Ramada Inn there. While there, I counted at least 30 firetrucks, and LOTs of ambulances. This is very major. I was there at the beginning of the fire, and I could not believe how fast this structure went up in flames. I hope nobody is hurt, but judging by the number of ambulances there, it could possibly be a major loss of life. I hope not. Am going to turn on the TV and look for news coverage.
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    Re: Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Thanx.
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    Re: Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    4 fire fighters injured now, and there is a rapid intervention team on the scene now.
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    Re: Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    A fifth fire fighter has now been taken to the hospital. 2 are in critical condition.
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    OK, fire is out. 5 firefighters are in the hospital. 2 are critical, and 2 are extremely critical. But guess what? Everybody in the hotel was successfully evacuated. Yes, some people have been inconvenienced, and maybe had their vacations messed with, but right now, some of those who put the fire out are now fighting for their lives. This is why I respect firefighters, why it pisses me off when assholes attempt to cut their pay and benefits, and why I will fully support them if they go on strike because assholes cut their pay and benefits.

    Well done, Houston firefighters, and I pray that the injured among you will pull through.
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    Re: Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    4 firefighters have lost their lives. Please say a prayer for them.
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    Re: Huge Fire in Southwest Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    4 firefighters have lost their lives. Please say a prayer for them.
    I just read that. How sad.

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    Final toll - 4 firefighters dead, and 6 more are in the hospital. This is the worst tragedy in the history of the Houston Fire Department. It looks like the 4 who died were buried by debris when the structure caved in on them. This is heartbreaking.
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