Houston high-rise evacuated after fire sends smoke throughout building

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by Tim Wetzel / KHOU.com

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 1:39 PM

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HOUSTON — Hundreds of people were evacuated from a southwest Houston office building Monday morning when a fire sent smoke throughout the building.

It started around 10 a.m. in the 2400 block of Fountainview.

The Houston Fire Department didn’t take any chances since the building is a high-rise. They pulled a second alarm and more than 100 firefighters responded to the call.

"My manager came and told us to leave," said Tracy Hader, who works at a law firm. "They said there were reports of smoke."

The small fire was contained within a break room on the 8th floor.

Nobody was hurt.

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