Three-alarm breaks out at Memorial Hermann Southeast professional building

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital professional building.

August 5, 2013 4:56:43 AM PDT
A three-alarm fire burned Sunday at a Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital professional building, according to the Houston Fire Department.

HFD got the call at around 3:45pm to the building at 11914 Astoria. It was officially tapped out at around 5:30pm.

Fire department officials say there was heavy smoke and fire damage on the second floor. The third and fourth floors had minimal smoke damage and the first floor suffered some water damage.

Crews opened vents on the roof to ease the smoke. Some windows had to be broken for ventilation.

Being a Sunday, no one was inside the building.

"Because it's in the professional building, there's nothing going on," said Sgt. Gerald Bullin with the Houston Police Department. "There's no patients in any danger. The fire department got everything well under control."

The fire apparently started in the file room. It's not clear when the building will re-open.

One firefighter was injured, but we don't know the extent of that injury at this point.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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