Traffic was temporarily backed up Monday morning after a two-alarm fire swept through a business near Cleveland, Texas, authorities said.
The Cleveland Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at a real estate office on Highway 59 at County Road 381 just after 5 a.m.
After the first unit arrived to find the building fully engulfed in flames, a second alarm was pulled.
Porter, Splendora and New Caney Fire Departments were called in for assistance.
Highway 59 was closed as crews set up dumps for water supply. Traffic flow crawled until crews cleared the scene.