Three-alarm warehouse fire nearly spreads to condos east of downtown

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by Larry Seward / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 10, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 7:03 AM

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HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department kept busy overnight with a big warehouse fire that nearly spread to nearby homes and vehicles.

According to HFD, firefighters were called to Polk Street at Parmer Street east of downtown around midnight Sunday. They found a 12,000-square foot warehouse fully engulfed in flames.

The chief immediately pulled a second alarm and then a few minutes later a third.

Firefighters were forced to go into defensive mode after the roof collapsed.

It’s unknown what was being stored in the facility.

“The roof has caved in on the front part of this warehouse, so we’re going to be limited as to knowing what the product line is,” said HFD Spokesman Jay Evans.

As of 5 a.m. Monday crews were still tapping out hotspots, and Polk remained blocked in both directions.

No injuries were reported, and nearby condos were saved along with an 18-wheeler.

HFD Arson is looking into the cause of the blaze.

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