Worker's cigarette causes fire that sent thick black smoke into SW Houston sky

October 11, 2012 2:35:26 PM PDT
A lot of heavy black smoke caused some alarm in southwest Houston Thursday afternoon.

From SkyEye 13 HD, you could see the thick black smoke billowing into the air from miles away. It turns out it was a transformer that caught fire and spread to nearby trees and a fence.

A Houston Fire Department spokesperson told us that it is a break area for construction workers and that a fire by smoking materials is the only logical thing the commander could come up with.

Crews got that fire out in no time and there were no reports of injuries.

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