Two firefighters who died in southwest Houston motel fire laid to rest

Thousands came together to honor the four firefighters killed in a massive hotel fire

June 7, 2013 3:12:32 PM PDT
Friends and family are saying their final goodbyes to the last two Houston firefighters who died fighting last Friday's tragic motel fire.

Private funeral services were held Friday for 41-year-old Robert Bebee and 29-year-old Robert Garner. Funerals for Captain Matthew Renaud and Anne Sullivan were Thursday.

All four died fighting a motel fire in southwest Houston just a week ago. The cause of that fire remains under investigation, but crews are taking a long look at a restaurant in the building.

The cause of the fire at the Southwest Inn is still under investigation. The Houston Fire Department Arson Division is taking the lead, with assistance from the State Fire Marshal's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Houston Police Department.

An HFD spokesperson tells us that Arson investigators are now seeking witnesses to the tragic blaze. Anyone who has information that may help investigators is urged to call 713-247-8900.

Firefighters are not the types of people who sit still while others are in need. They've started selling T-shirts with the names of each of the fallen firefighters emblazoned on the back. One-hundred percent of proceeds go to the 100 Club. The 100 Club is supporting the victims and families. Anyone interested in donating can do so online at

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