According to the Houston Police Department, the fire was caused by a ruptured gas main line at a strip center.
Video from SkyEye shows a piece of construction equipment, which appears to have hit the gas line, engulfed in flames.
@HoustonFire Dept is at 1 E Little York Rd controlling a major gas leak. Currently firefighters along with Houston HazMat are allowing the gas to burn until a shutoff procedure is developed. We ask everyone to avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic. @FireChiefofHFD pic.twitter.com/GmZCahj3Q2— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) December 10, 2020
HFD says firefighters allowed the gas to burn until a shutoff procedure is developed.
Firefighters sprayed water on the building to try and keep it cool.
There were no injuries reported.