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Smoke Engulfs Houston

Smoke engulfs skies over Houston as fire rages at recycling center: HFD turns to boats to fight blaze

By Chris Baldwin

Huge plumes of smoke filled the skies over the East End and could be seen for miles in Houston, causing drivers on area freeways to do a double take Saturday. It sure looked like a massive fire was ...


Downtown Theatre Fire

Storied downtown theatre catches on fire, turning the lunch hour into a rush of trucks and smoke

By Barbara Kuntz, Joel Luks

A smoky scene greeted downtown lunch-goers with the storied Alley Theatre catching fire early Thursday afternoon. The two-alarm blaze forced the under-renovation ...


Rough Morning

Driver error: School bus slams into a tree in Houston, sending 19 kids to hospital

By Heather Staible

A school bus slammed into a tree Tuesday morning, sending 19 students and the bus driver to the hospital. The Houston Fire Department said the bus driver lost control of the bus, hitting a tree ...


Rush hour miracle

Rush hour miracle: Seven survive harrowing plunge into murky bayou after crash

By Nicole Appleby

Seven workers plunged into White Oak Bayou during the early morning rush hour Wednesday when the driver of their van lost control and slammed the vehicle into the murky waters. But in what official ...


Smoke Damage

Another mysterious Montrose luxury apartment fire raises questions: Building sites keep going up in flames

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A small fire erupted at the construction site of a new apartment complex in Montrose, adding to the city's run of mysterious fires at new luxury apartment buildings. The fire occurred on th ...


Restaurants Give Back

Heroic efforts battling massive Montrose fire recognized: Firefighters getting free food, drinks

By Eric Sandler

Sometime it's easy to overlook the day to day heroism of members of the Houston Fire Department. Not so after Tuesday's massive blaze at 2400 West Dallas, when more than 200 HPD firefi ...


Controversial Apartment Fire

Massive fire burns down a controversial Montrose apartment complex, engulfing the city in smoke and ash

By Chris Baldwin, Eric Sandler

The Houston Fire Department waged war on a massive, five-alarm fire at an under construction apartment complex on West Dallas between Montrose and Waugh. Portions of the building collapsed due ...


Restaurant Burns Down

Houston breakfast institution gutted in a massive fire: Owner vows to rebuild restaurant

By Tyler Rudick

Firefighters arrived to a donut disaster Friday as raging flames ripped through a southeast Houston breakfast institution. Located along the Gulf Freeway just below Wayside, Mary Lee Donuts has ...


In The Line Of Duty

City and firefighters battle over retirement fund: Lawsuit filed amid charges of a "vendetta"

By Tyler Rudick

In an effort to curb the rising cost of long-term retirement benefits, mayor Annise Parker announced that the City of Houston has filed suit against the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and ...


Tragic Loss

Powerful, siding-melting fire traps and kills a young woman: Flames too intense for a rescue

By Elizabeth Rhodes

A woman's body was found in the back bedroom of an East End home that caught fire overnight, according to the Houston Fire Department. The fire, reported around 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, ...


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