HOUSTON – Nearly 100 firefighters with the Houston Fire Department worked to put out a massive two-alarm blaze at a warehouse in north Houston Tuesday, officials said.
HFD received reports about a fire at family-owned business Martin’s Hardware and Lumber Warehouse located at 6299 Jensen at around 5:19 a.m.
When units arrived at the scene around 5:24 a.m., they found heavy flames and smoke coming from the warehouse. A spokesperson with HFD said there were small propane tanks on the property most likely used for forklifts that were popping. Fire crews removed the tanks and worked for hours to get the fire under control.
According to officials, no injuries were reported.
Arson investigators are working to determine what caused the fire.
Investigators said the air quality in the area is being monitored and there is no threat to the community. Firefighters are still monitoring the area for hotspots.
The owner of Martin’s said he’s owned the business for eight years and the warehouse has been in the community for decades. The warehouse is not ensured, the owner said.
Drivers are urged to avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic.