at Bee Trucking Company at 410 and 35
A huge three alarm fire at a north east side warehouse complex has scrambled dozens of firefighters, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The flames broke out shortly after 4:30 this morning in the 9500 block of Ball Street, which is near Loop 410 and Interstate 35, just off Perrin Creek. The massive fire was clearly visible to morning commuters on both I-35 and Loop 410. The fire is just outside 410 and west of 35.
"The big challenge now," Fire Chief Charles Hood said, "We are gong to have to go in physically, once wedeem it save, and muck this thing out with hand lines."
When firemen arrived, flames were shooting 40 feet into the air, and columns of thick black shocking smoke were billowing 75 feet out of the building.
Firefighters heard explosions inside the building, and the first crews on the scene decided to simply fight a defensive fire, and keep the massive flames from spreading.
So far there are no reports of injuries. Two nearby motels had to be evacuated because smoke from the fire was blowing their way.
The building where the fire started is a massive logistical and storage warehouse operated by Bee trucking company. Officials said the building was filled with plastic and wooden pallets.
The fire prompted the closing of some streets in the area, but there were no injuries.