HFD: 3 firefighters injured battling multi-alarm plant fire

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 1 at 1:36 AM

HOUSTON – Three firefighters were injured as they battled a multi-alarm fire that consumed a business and spread to a nearby home Monday in northwest Harris County, Houston Fire Department officials said.

The fire broke out at about 6:20 p.m. near Jorent and West Montgomery roads.

Chopper 11 video showed that the fire had also spread onto the grass behind the building as firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

Two firefighters were transported to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center after a power line fell on them. They are expected to be OK, fire officials said.

Another firefighter was transported to Houston Northwest Hospital with a back injury.

The building that burned contained several thousand pallets. A horse stable across the street was evacuated as a precaution while firefighters extinguished the massive fire. Jorent and West Montgomery roads were closed to traffic due to the heavy smoke and flames.

The Houston Fire Department was called to assist the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department in fighting the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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