Montrose art gallery engulfed in early morning fire at corner of Dunlavy andWestheimer
Galerie Mado Chalvet, the small closed art gallery next door to Agora coffee house, was engulfed in flames early Tuesday morning.
A helicopter hovered overhead a little after 6 a.m. and emergency vehicles could be seen rushing toward the intersection of Dunlavy and Westheimer. The intersection was still blocked at 8 a.m.
The fire comes almost nine months after another fire occurred at that corner with Agora coffee house. That fire decimated next door Antique Warehaus/Turningleaf Furniture.
KTRK Channel 13 reports that firefighters have described this latest blaze as "suspicious" and arson investigators are involved. No deaths or injuries have been reported; the building had been vacant several months at the time of the fire. Agora does not appear to have been damaged.
See the Channel 13 video of the fire: