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City of Houston


HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Incident Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 05/07/2020
Apartment Fire in The Greater OST / South Union Area
WHAT:
Apartment Fire
WHEN:
April 26, 2020 at 11:45 p.m.
WHERE:
4717 Ward St, 77002
INJURIES:
No reported injuries
PROPERTY SAVED:
$17 thousand in estimated property saved
DAMAGE:
$7 thousand in estimated damage
CAUSE:
The cause was ruled as incendiary by HFD Arson investigators.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Firefighters arrived on scene with smoke coming from the second floor of a 2-story apartment building and began an offensive attack. They conducted a primary search and quickly knocked the fire down. The fire was contained to a room of an apartment unit with heavy smoke damage throughout it. HFD Arson investigators and HPD were requested due to previous criminal incidents at this apartment. Crews from Stations 35, 26, 46, 23, 35, 25 and 24 responded to this incident. 

Contact:
HFD Newsroom
hfdnewsroom@houstontx.gov
 
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