Welding supply shop fire may be accidental

A fire at Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas Company in northwest Houston prompted officials to shut down Highway 249 Sunday night. Firefighters contained the blaze to inside the building.

December 26, 2011 1:58:24 PM PST
Fire investigators may rule Sunday's large fire in northwest Harris County as an accident.

The fire started Sunday night at the Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas Company along Highway 249 near the Beltway. The highway was shut down for hours as firefighters battled the blaze.

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office tell us the fire appears to be electrical and may be ruled accidental.

Eyewitnesses did say they heard explosions just before they saw the fire. No one was hurt in the fire.

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