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HOUSTON - A vacant motel sustained heavy damage in an early-morning fire Tuesday.

According to the Houston Fire Department, it was reported around 5:41 a.m. in the 9300 block of the Eastex Freeway. The fire was declared under control about 40 minutes later.

The freeway s northbound frontage road lanes were blocked at Tidwell during the firefight.

It was not disclosed what started the fire. No injuries were reported.

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