Four Firefighters Die In 5-Alarm Hotel Fire In Southwest Houston

Source: Dale Lezon, Robert Stanton and Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle

Four firefighters died in a five-alarm blaze that broke out at a restaurant Friday afternoon along U.S. 59 in southwest Houston, according to the mayor’s office.

Five firefighters were also reported injured, two critically, while fighting the blaze.

Initial reports say several firefighters suffered heat exhaustion and one firefighter injured his leg. Some were reported missing but have since been located.

The fire broke out at Bhojan Restaurant at 6855 Southwest Freeway at about 12:09 p.m. and engulfed the neighboring Southwest Inn along the Southwest Freeway near Hornwood, according to the Houston Fire Department. The flames also burned a sports bar and disco.

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