Fire at Houston taqueria sends customers running for their lives

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Firefighters were called to battle a fire at a taqueria in northwest Houston overnight. (KTRK)

Customers and workers at a northwest Houston taqueria escaped injury overnight after a fire broke out.

Firefighters were called to the restaurant late Sunday night on Highway 249 at Bammel North Houston.

When crews arrived, they found a fire that erupted in a deep fryer.

Firefighters had to cut a hole in the roof of the building before they were able to put out the fire.

There is no word on when the restaurant will reopen.
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