Warehouse / Chemical Plant Fire in The Central Southwest Area

WHAT: Warehouse / chemical plant fire.

WHEN: March 11, 2023 at 12:49 p.m.

WHERE: 12701 Almeda Rd. 77045.

INJURIES: No reported injuries.

PROPERTY SAVED: $93,000 in estimated property saved.

DAMAGE: $15,000 in estimated damage.

CAUSE: Failure of equipment or heat source.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene to find smoke coming from a hopper / heat tower of a chemical plant. Crews made an offensive attack in full gear and air and rotated until the incident was brought under control. Two additional units were requested, and the fire was extinguished with all on-scene crews completing gross decontamination through HFD Hazmat supervision. Members in the hazard zone were also required to return and exchange their gear with the HFD Quartermaster. Firefighters from Stations 23, 21, 59, 24, 48, 55, 80, 24, Hazmat 22 and Rehab 17 responded to this incident.