Fire At George Bush Park
September 14, 2011 by USA Post
Fire At George Bush Park, The Houston Fire Department continued to battle the huge fire in George Bush Park at night, after having increased its work force in the fight to 175 firefighters, 50 pieces of fire equipment and four bulldozers. They are determined to ensure that no one has to evacuate.
Houston has been described as a tinderbox that could ignite at any time in this summer’s forest fires in 2011 and is happening in the George Bush Park now. A huge grass fire is raging in the Houston fire station and are trying to bring it under control.
The exclusive video KTRK helicopter Ch 13 (see below) shows a scene of terror with fire and burning in a large part of the park and huge clouds of smoke rise into the air. A spokesman for HPD reports that the fire appears to have started near the road in the 16700 block of Westheimer Parkway. It’s fast train now, pushed by the wind as it passes through the fragile and dry grass in the park.
HPD now has 22 pieces of equipment and 60 firefighters at the scene. Cyfair, West I-10 Fire Department and Community Volunteers have also responded.
A staff member CultureMap reports that the smoke of the fire is visible from the West U / Galleria areas.
Trees for Houston executive director Barry Ward said CultureMap turn on 1 September that the city was in real danger of seeing a huge wildfire. This firehouse George Bush has been going on since after 15:00 now with little sign of slowing. Twitter buzzing with concern that the fire could end up jumping Highway 6.
KTRK reports that the smoke and fire is also blowing toward I-10, creating visibility traffic concerns.
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