Firefighters battle 3-alarm warehouse fire in east Harris County

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August 31, 2012 10:00:00 PM PDT
Firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at a warehouse in east Harris County on Saturday.

The fire was at the Texas Distribution Inc. warehouse in the 13600 block of Industrial near Interstate 10 East. According to officials, the building is used to store chemicals.

Firefighters with the Cloverleaf Volunteer Fire Department responded around 12:30pm and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the large building. Harris County hazmat, Houston hazmat and other fire departments and agencies were called in to assist.

The cause is unclear, as is what was burning inside the warehouse. Officials said there were no toxins and no danger to the public, but Harris County Public Health and Environmental Service representatives were on scene monitoring conditions.

The fire was tapped out shortly before 5pm.

One firefighter was taken to an area hospital with heat exhaustion.No other injuries were reported.