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City of Houston


HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Incident Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 05/07/2020
Restaurant Fire in The Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park Area
WHAT:
Restaurant Fire
WHEN:
April 25,2020 at 5:32 p.m.
WHERE:
1815 Washington Ave. 77007
INJURIES:
No reported injuries
PROPERTY SAVED:
Not available 
DAMAGE:
$6 thousand in estimated damage
CAUSE:
Unintentional - Discarded Cigarette
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke coming from an exterior wall of a restaurant near the rear door. Crews opened up the wall and exposed the stud and sheathing where the fire was located. A cigarette was found on the ground area underneath the wall were there was charring. The firefighters sprayed down the smoldering area with a water pump can until no heat signatures were detected on the thermal imaging camera. Crews from Stations 6, 8 and 9 responded to this incident. 

Contact:
HFD Newsroom
hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov
 
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