4 Firefighters Killed in 5-Alarm Houston Blaze [VIDEO]

Published:6:13 pm EDT, May 31, 2013| Updated:6:14 pm EDT, May 31, 2013|

Four firefighters were killed and at least five more injured in a roof collapse while battling a fierce 5-alarm blaze in Houston this afternoon.

KHOU reports the search continues for missing victims at the Southwest Inn motel, where whipping winds fueled the flames and hindered firefighting efforts.

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The Houston Chronicle reports:

The fire broke out at Bhojan Restaurant at 6855 Southwest Freeway at about 12:09 p.m. and engulfed the neighboring Southwest Inn along the Southwest Freeway near Hornwood, according to the Houston Fire Department. The flames also burned a sports bar and disco. ...

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