The Houston Fire Department is trying to extinguish a fire in southeast Houston.

A three-alarm fire has been reported near Cullen Boulevard and the 4100 block of the Gulf Freeway.

The building has been abandoned for 20 years. Two firefighters had heat-related illnesses but were not transported to the hospital and were treated at the scene.

The third alarm was called at 5:41 p.m. because of the heat. The second alarm was called 13 minutes prior.

Stay tuned to KPRC Local 2 and Click2Houston.com for more details as they come in.

PHOTOS: Fire consumes abandoned building in SE Houston

Published On: Jul 13 2014 07:00:33 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 13 2014 07:07:29 PM CDT

A 3-alarm fire on the 4100 block of the Gulf Freeway tears through what authorities say was an abandoned apartment building.

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(Photo by KPRC Local 2 Photojournalist Michael Rank)