Garage Fire in The Washington Avenue Coalition / Memorial Park Area

WHAT: Garage Fire

WHEN: January 15, 2021 at 5:19 a.m.

WHERE: 1400 block of Cohn St. 77007

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $405 thousand in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $75 thousand in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within six minutes to find a large garage fully involved on fire exposing a near a 3-story townhome. As crews made an attack on the fire, firefighters checked for extension to the townhome. They quickly extinguished fire spread to the first floor of the townhome and completed a primary search. Firefighters extinguished the garage fire and requested the power company to secure the utilities. HFD Arson investigators were requested to determine the cause and origin. It appeared the fire originated on the back patio of the townhome from a chimenea, of which the resident thought had been put out, and spread to the garage due to the high winds. Firefighters from Stations 11, 15, 6, 8, 16 and 62 responded to this incident.