Officials: Lightning rod fell, sparked fire at warehouse

Firefighters were called to the Explorer Pipeline warehouse on Miller Road 2 near Beaumont Highway Saturday morning for a fire (Pooja Lodhia)

October 27, 2012 4:49:26 PM PDT
A lightning rod was reportedly behind a fire at a facility in northeast Harris County on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the Explorer Pipeline warehouse on Miller Road 2 near Beaumont Highway around 9:30am.

When they arrived, smoke was coming from an office maintenance building.

Officials say a lightning rod fell outside the facility and came into contact with a high voltage line, sparking the blaze.

There was a temporary shelter in place issued for two neighboring residential streets. It has since been lifted.

No injuries were reported in that fire.


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