Crews extinguish fire at vacant building owned by HISD in SE Houston

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HOUSTON – Firefighters extinguished a fire at a vacant building which caught fire in southeast Houston.

The Houston Fire Department said the fire happened at the building near the intersection of Telephone Road and Griggs Road.

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Smoke from building fire (Houston Transtar)

Smoke from the fire was seen from Houston Transtar cameras located at the Gulf Freeway and Telephone Road.

A HFD district chief said firefighters were able to get the fire under control and extinguished pretty quickly. The district chief said the building has been vacant and locked up for about five years and is owned by Houston ISD.

No injuries were reported either to firefighters or civilians.

The district chief said it is possible there were homeless people inside the building, but that is under investigation and the cause right now is not known.

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Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.

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