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He's -- -- Houston where we've been monitoring the developments on this fire the white smoke is a good sign no there's not a new Pope.
That means that in fact they're getting they're getting this thing under hand -- in in hand I should say.
I just got new information from Associated Press on this.
A five alarm fires that mentioned the fire department says that -- four fighters are in hospitals two of them are said to be critical.
The blaze broke out just after noon in -- -- about two hours fifteen minutes ago there in the central time zone.
At a restaurant and club and then spread to the southwest and on US highway 59.
That's one of most of -- really most traveled expressway is the flames spread of that -- part of the building were shooting from the roof structure little while ago.
They don't know why this happened but I can tell you what's complicating it.
The temperature there is close to 985.
May in Houston is very much the middle of the summer.
And fighting a fire in those conditions is very difficult that's not to say Houston's braves don't have it underhand.
This five alarm -- brought out a lot of people and they're great concerns for these four firefighters two of whom seem like they're gonna be okay.
But when you get word that two firefighters are critical in the hospital.
That's very difficult news to swallow indeed the the authorities there are working very hard to get this thing under control as admits in the fifth -- there.
Pictures -- -- at the Houston Chronicle's website which is.
Crime dot com CH RON dot com.
Showing how badly this fire -- it affected the the freeway there 59 and that the fact of the matter is they had to close gobbled exits down from there.
They also show these firefighters being taken away on stretchers and some wide shots that indicate just how big this plume of smoke was.
Really covering up this party Houston causing traffic nightmares there's a traffic camera on -- on highway 59 it beech nut.
59 southwest obesity -- ever travel around Houston those 59.
And they've got what looks like eight lanes of traffic in one direction it is a parking lot.
Like the 405 freeway in Los Angeles on a Friday afternoon they are going nowhere because in this fire.
The smoke coming right over the roadway -- you can't see from this live picture which is courtesy of KR -- VER fox station.
There in the Houston area but the flames earlier would just leaping into the sky it's going to be -- -- to find out what caused this.
And really what what's what's making continue to burn we don't know what sort of -- -- might have been in there we know that there was.
That there was a restaurant partners a club part and then it spread over into the hotel part of all of this and the worst of it seemed to be in the club.
At any rate if we believe that they are very close to having this thing under control -- concerns for the firefighters remain we'll update their condition as we get them.
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