Firefighters rushed to Houston police headquarters downtown today to extinguish what turned out to be a small fire on the 26th floor, Houston Fire Chief Phil Boriskie said.
No injuries were reported. Some sort of "product" caught fire around 1:30 p.m., said Houston Fire Department Assistant Chief K.J. Alexander. It was quickly extinguished.
Workers were evacuated from the 24th, 25th and 26th floors. At least a dozen fire vehicles responded to the high-rise call at the intersection of Travis and Polk, and HFD hazardous material crews remained on site to figure out how to clean up.
The HPD crime lab is on the 26th floor. It wasn't immediately clear how much, if any, damage was done there.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Isn't it ironic, don't you think?
There are some things you just can't make up. In Houston today, a fire broke out in the HPD Crime Lab. Speculation is the "product" that caught fire was exculpatory evidence.