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Houston High-Rise Parking Garage Fire

Video and audio from a two-alarm fire downtown


Houston firefighters responded to a blaze that erupted in a parking garage at Polk and Jackson next to the Hilton hotel on May 25, 2019. (Julie Garcia, Houston Chronicle photo)


Nicole Hensley, Houston Chronicle with permission

HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) – A car fire that erupted in a parking garage next to a downtown Houston hotel on Sunday afternoon sent dark plumes of smoke into the sky.

The blaze started when a vehicle in the Hilton Americas-Houston parking garage at Polk Street and Jackson Street caught fire around 4:30 p.m., Houston fire officials said.

There were no reports of injuries and the cause was not immediately known.

The smoke permeated an area with high-rise buildings east of the Toyota Center, while the flames blackened the side of at least five floors of the parking garage.

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