What the hell #Texas, massive hotel fire happening now in Houston?—
Marc T Grove (@mtgrove) May 31, 2013
Massive four-alarm fire at hotel in southwest Houston; reports indicate it started around noon local time in sports bar portion of hotel—
Stephanie Smyth (@stephaniesmyth) May 31, 2013
Firefighters are currently battling a huge fire at a hotel in Houston.
NOT DFW – Houston, TX – 4 alarm hotel fire, 6855 Southwest Fwy. Reports of firefighters trapped.—
DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) May 31, 2013
The fire may have started in the hotel restaurant:
More frightening reports and footage, including news of trapped and injured firefighters:
Disturbing video coming out of Houston. Big hotel fire there. Just saw CPR in progress on a firefighter pulled from building.—
Chris Walker (@WalkerATX) May 31, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters and everyone affected.
4 alarm fire at hotel in Houston….praying nobody gets hurt.—
Moni (@MissSugarplum25) May 31, 2013
Big fire at hotel on 59 and Hillcroft. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers.—
Cindy Boothe (@boothe_cindy) May 31, 2013
We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.
KHOU’s Doug Miller reports that so far, four firefighters have sustained injuries. Two of the firefighters are currently in critical condition:
All four have reportedly been taken to hospitals:
UPDATE: 4 firefighters have been transported to the hospital… the fire started in the hotel restaurant…—
(@News92FM) May 31, 2013
KHOU’s Miller has amended his initial report of two firefighters being critically injured to four:
Now 4 firefighters in critical condition at SW Freeway hotel fire.—
Doug Miller (@DougMillerKHOU) May 31, 2013
The Houston Chronicle is reporting that six firefighters were injured:
And that the fire broke out at a restaurant adjacent to the hotel.
God bless those brave firefighters. May they rest in peace.
RIP to the 4 firefighters who just passed away in the hotel fire. Prayers go out to everyone involved.—
Tori Lynn (@Tlynn96) May 31, 2013