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HFD responding to daycare fire in SE Houston

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department is responding to a fire in southeast Houston.

Flames are consuming a vacant preschool on the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at Bellfort Street. It started at 4:47 p.m. Friday.

Officials say the fire was declared under control at 5:05 p.m. Traffic in the area will be restricted until about 8 p.m.

There were no injuries and the daycare was not in operation. The building was undergoing renovations.

Witnesses told firefighters that they saw teens running from the building before the fire started.

The building is considered a total loss, according to HFD. The arson bureau will be investigating.