Railroad ties catch fire in east Houston

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire in east Houston.

January 31, 2012 11:33:30 AM PST
Firefighters responded to a grass fire in east Houston where some railroad ties also caught fire.

The fire broke out just after 11am on the 800 block of N. Velasco near Navigation. Thick black smoke could be seen from our Houston Transtar JamCams.

Firefighters responded and managed to put it out within minutes. Fire crews initially had a difficult time reaching the fire due to warehouses and fences in the area.

There were no reports of any injuries. No word yet on the cause.