Breaking: Four- to five-alarm fire rages at Houston hotel; multiple injuries reported [pics]; Update: Four firefighters killed

Firefighters are currently battling a huge fire at a hotel in Houston.

The fire may have started in the hotel restaurant:

More frightening reports and footage, including news of trapped and injured firefighters:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters and everyone affected.

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.

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Update:

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:

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Update:

KHOU’s Miller has amended his initial report of two firefighters being critically injured to four:

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Update:

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that six firefighters were injured:

And that the fire broke out at a restaurant adjacent to the hotel.

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Update:

Heartbreaking news:

God bless those brave firefighters. May they rest in peace.

 

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