Crane erupts in flames at recycling center near Houston Ship Channel

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Raw video: Crane fire near Houston Ship Channel
Raw video shows the scene as firefighters battled a crane fire near the Houston Ship Channel.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that engulfed a crane at a recycling center along the Houston Ship Channel overnight.

Firefighters found flames shooting out of the crane at the Derichebourg Recycling Center on East Navigation near Harrisburg around 10:30 p.m.

Our crews captured video of the impressive fire overnight as crews worked to get it under control.

We do not know the cause of the fire, but the good news in all of this was no one was hurt.

A second alarm was pulled by firefighters because it was a heavy machine that caught fire.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire with the help of a fire boat that pulled up along the ship channel.

The charred remains of the crane can now be seen at the center.

Arson investigators are hoping to piece together what happened.

We'll bring you updates as we get them from officials.

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