GALLERY: Firefighters battle blazes at unoccupied warehouse in northwest Houston, officials say

HOUSTON – An unoccupied warehouse was on fire Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Firefighters and fire investigators responded after 5 p.m. to a large fire on the 16200 block of Highway 249, according to HCFMO. Crews spent over five hours putting out the fire.

Officials said no one was inside the building at the time of the fire.

According to investigators, IQ Solutions uses the facility to produces personal hygiene products, such as aerosols, deodorants, hair spray and body soaps. The building is considered a complete loss.

HCFMO and Houston Fire conducted air monitoring while Harris County Pollution Control also came to the scene.

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An unoccupied warehouse is on fire Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston, according to Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

As of 10 p.m., officials did not believe there was any hazardous impact on the community.

“There have been no significant readings and nothing for the public to be worried about,” said Rachel Neutzler with the Harris County Fire Marsha’s Office.

Multiple local fire departments responded to the fire. Officials said the biggest issue was access to water but bought in tankers.

Officials reported no injuries.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.


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