Flames reignite after fire destroys Galveston tent warehouse, fire chief says

A fire erupted at Tour de Tents in Galveston (KPRC)

GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston firefighters are battling their second blaze of the day after a fire destroyed a tent company in the area Sunday morning.

The fire reignited, starting a second blaze at the warehouse Sunday afternoon.

The first fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at Tour de Tents located in the 300 block of 31st Street near Harborside Drive, according to the Galveston Fire Department.

The second fire happened hours later underneath a thick concrete slab. According to officials, a flame underneath the rubble caught some air and caused the fire to be reignited.

Firefighters at the scene said they’ll have to bring in demolition equipment to get to the fire underneath.

Galveston Fire Chief Charles Olsen said the warehouse did not have insurance and was declared a total loss.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

TX_ShrimpDiva

Galveston blaze this morning at 6:00am on Harborside drive around 32nd/33rd street. Fire dept on scene.

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TX_ShrimpDiva

Fire in Galveston off a harbor side drive near 32nd, 33rd street. 6:00am this morning. Be safe.

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