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Harris County Fire Marshal's Office
News Release
Monday, July 31, 2017

Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Investigating Two Commerical Structure Fires

Harris County – Over the weekend, Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office investigators were requested to investigate two separate commercial structure fires. Both fires are under investigation.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. on July 29, Harris County Fire Marshal’s investigators were requested to assist Northwest Fire Department on a commercial fire in the 5700 block of Bridge Forest Dr., Houston, TX. Investigators determined the fire originated in a storage building next to the warehouse. Two firefighters were transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion, no other injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

At approximately 12:25 a.m. on July 30, Channelview Fire Department requested Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office investigators assist with a commercial fire in the 1100 block of Sheldon Rd., Channelview, TX. Nine fire departments were on scene to assist Channelview Fire Department extinguishing the fire. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) were requested by HCFMO and are scene to assist with the fire investigation. The commercial building covers over 45,000 square feet and houses Cooler Graphics a business that produces koozies and other promotional items. The origin and cause of the fire is under investigation.

“HCFMO fire investigators are working hard to determine what caused both commercial building fires over the weekend,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery. “Determining the origin and cause of these fires assist us in preventing similar fires from occurring in the future. Understanding why these fires started helps HCFMO educate business owners on fire safety measures they can take to prevent fires from occurring and protecting their business.”

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The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Investigations Division is responsible for fire, arson, and explosion investigations in unincorporated Harris County.

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