The Houston Fire Department is battling a large fire that broke out Sunday on Crawford Street. The fire started in a small pasture and spread rapidly across the mulch, which caused a major alarm in the area. Although no injuries have been reported so far, firefighters have asked residents to avoid the affected area.
@HoustonFire is currently on scene at 5802 Crawford performing extinguishment efforts after receiving reports of a large pile mulch on fire. No FF or civilian injuries have been reported. Please avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic. @FireChiefofHFD pic.twitter.com/OzU1opLGH8
— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) August 13, 2023
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire. Crews will continue to fight the fire through the night, and emergency officials asked that people prone to respiratory problems stay indoors or cover up with a mask when outdoors near the affected area.
@HoustonHealth is conducting air monitoring in the area. At this time, there is Nothing that would prompt a shelter in place or evacuation
⚠️As a precaution, any person(s) prone to respiratory problems may want to remain indoors or cover with a mask when outside near the area. https://t.co/T2ihECWyQX
— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) August 14, 2023
Firefighters worked to prevent the flames from spreading to several warehouses and homes near the fire. The extreme heat hindered firefighting efforts as work continues in the area to prevent the fire from spreading. A hundred firefighters worked to extinguish the fire, which spread at top speed.
🚨#BREAKING: Multiple firefighters are on scene battling a significant mulch fire
Numerous Firefighters are currently at the scene of a significant mulch fire at a Living Earth mulch facility in Northwest Houston Texas. The fire began as a small grass fire… pic.twitter.com/LFm6QIsSd9
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) August 14, 2023
Exclusive ground footage of BLAZING FIRE 🔥 NW Houston: Living Earth 5802 Crawford @HoustonFire had over 100 fire fighters on scene to help contain. @abc13houston @ABC13CourtneyC @FireChiefofHFD @keatonfox @RitaABC13 @spann @mattlanza #htx #TXWX pic.twitter.com/EazCII9Xhi
— Storm Chaser Houston (@StormChaserHTX) August 14, 2023
⚠️ BREAKING NEWS: A MASSIVE FIRE HAS BROKWN OUT IN HOUSTON TEXAS NEAR OPRAH’S REFUGEE COMMUNITY ⚠️ pic.twitter.com/mhBOeHJry9
— Matt Wallace (@MattWallace888) August 14, 2023