Pizzeria Fire in The Alief Area

WHAT: Fire in a pizzeria business.

WHEN: May 12, 2023 at 6:45 a.m.

WHERE: 11399 S. Kirkwood Rd. 77099.

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $150,000 in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $125,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Unintentional (heat source too close to combustibles).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke coming from a 1-story strip center and made an offensive attack. A primary search was completed of the business and a nearby vet clinic and everyone, including the pets were evacuated. The utilities were secured, and the fire extinguished and contained to a pizzeria. There was smoke and water damage to the neighboring businesses. A stack of pizza boxes had been ignited by a nearby oven. 40 HFD personnel responded to this unit from Stations 73, 82, 68, 83, 76, 57 and Rescue 10.