A two-alarm apartment fire shut down part of Memorial Drive near downtown Houston Monday afternoon, officials told KPRC Local 2.
The blaze broke out at the Bayou Park Village apartment complex, in the 4400 block of Memorial Drive at Jackson Hill shortly before noon.
A second alarm was called for additional manpower because the nearest hydrant was three blocks away, officials said. The street was closed for a short time so fire trucks and equipment could reach the blaze.
Investigators said the fire began when a resident accidentally knocked over a candle, setting curtains on fire. He was treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation.Road Condition Information:
- Houston TranStar Real-Time Traffic Map
- Traffic Pulse Real-Time Traffic Map
- Traffic Section
- Houston Transtar
- Texas Dept. of Transportation Web site or call (800) 452-9292
- Harris County Office of Emergency Management Web site
Copyright 2006 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.