Fire engulfs town homes being built in Montrose

HOUSTON – A large fire at a four-story town home complex Wednesday sent smoke shooting into the air above Houston’s Montrose neighborhood.

The fire was reported about 5:30 a.m. on Sul Ross Street near Woodhead Street.

Houston firefighters said the town homes were under construction and unoccupied at the time of the fire.

Video showed large flames shooting from one of the buildings. A thick plume of smoke was also rising from the scene.


Firefighters said the fire started between the second and third floors, which made it challenging for firefighters to reach. 

A mayday call was placed for a lost firefighter. He was located unharmed minutes later.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.



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