140 firefighters battle tire blaze at west Houston business

HOUSTON – More than 140 firefighters spent Monday battling a large tire fire at a west Houston business.

The fire was reported just before 3 a.m. at a large pawn shop on Fondren Road near the Westpark Tollway.

Firefighters said the bulk of the fire happened at a tire and automotive shop next to the pawn shop, and the fire was kept inside the building.

Extinguishing the blaze will be a slow process because of the nature of what is burning, firefighters said.

No injuries were reported.

The cause is under investigation.

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