HOUSTON – Firefighters battled an apparent fire at a church building in the downtown Houston area Monday morning.
The fire was reported at a building across from the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart located in the 1900 block of San Jacinto Street, according to Houston Fire Department.
Firefighters believe the fire was set by squatters. Inside they found several mattresses and blankets. No one was inside at the time of fire. pic.twitter.com/QcFh6dD6Hi— Rilwan Balogun (@KPRC2Rilwan) January 31, 2022
The building, which was seen boarded with plywood, was not in use at the time of the reported fire.
Firefighters believe squatters were involved in the fire, as several mattresses and bags were found.
No injuries have been reported.