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Houston fire destroys 10,000 voting machines

Posted on August 27th, 2010 No Comments

The Harris County Election Technology Center warehouse in Northeast Houston caught fire early this morning and destroyed over 10,000 voting machines used in Harris County elections.

The fire started around 4:30 this morning and quickly grew to be a three-alarm fire.  Officials are currently unsure of what started the fire, but will begin investigations soon.

The warehouse stored more than 10,000 voting booths and e-Slates used during local, state, and national elections.  Houston city officials said they do not know what they will do for the upcoming governor’s race which begins early voting in October, and has election day on November 2nd.

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3-alarm fire destroys home in Oak Hill

Posted on August 17th, 2010 No Comments

An Oak Hill family’s home was destroyed Friday after catching fire.  Oak Hill firefighters arrived at the home just west of Oak Hill after a three-alarm fire was reported.

By the time fire crews arrived at the house, the fire had reached the roof of the 4,000 square foot home.  Winds pushed fire and smoke throughout the house very quickly, making it difficult for firefighters to put out the fire.  Also, low water pressure from the fire hydrants nearby led crews to call for tankers of water.

Fortunately, none of the residents were in the home when the fire started and no one was injured from the fire.  Total damages to the house are estimated to be around $650,000.

Investigators are trying to determine what caused the fire.

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Garage catches fire in North Austin

Posted on August 12th, 2010 No Comments

The garage at a home in North Austin caught fire on Monday around 5 PM.  Investigators believe that the fire was caused by a vehicle in the garage.

Austin firefighters arrived at the home on Little Emily Way, near Parmer and Yager lanes, and the garage was completely engulfed in flames and spreading toward the house.  The firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire and prevent it from destroying the house.  However, the home did suffer some damage in the fire.

Fortunately, everybody at the house was able to get out safely and without injuries.

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Midland Home Destroyed by Fire

Posted on August 3rd, 2010 No Comments

A home in Midland, Texas was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Midland Fire Department, crews responded to the 4900 block of Rustic Trail shortly after 3:00 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators say the blaze possibly started in a roll-off dumpster in front of the house, which was under construction.

Witnesses in the neighborhood reported hearing a large “boom” sound before the fire.

Crews on the scene said the fire was so hot, they were forced to soak a neighboring home and two fire trucks being used to battle the blaze to protect them from heat damage.

Thankfully, nobody was injured in the blaze.

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