Massive fire erupts in SE Houston

September 1, 2008 4:32:36 PM PDT
Fire destroyed millions of dollars worth of recreational vehicles in southeast Houston Monday afternoon. And the resulting column of smoke from the fire could be seen for miles. A and B Storage on Highway 3 near South Shaver had about four dozen covered spaces for boats and RVs. On Monday, they burned up in a giant chain reaction fire.

"They were plugged in electricity and they had gas," said Tommy Dowdy with the Houston Fire Department. "That's what the first units told me, that there were a lot of propane tanks exploding, fiberglass plastics, so once it gets going and with the wind helping it, there was no way. We just tried to keep all the stuff that was not burned."

One of the RVs was being serviced at the time the fire was reported. In all, 48 RVs were completely destroyed and the damage could be as much as $6 to $8 million.

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