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SEABROOK, TX, FEB. 26, 2011 – An early-morning blaze sent one resident to a Galveston burn center with serious injuries and displaced more than 50 families from the Emerald Shores complex in this coastal suburb of Houston, just blocks from the Johnson Space Center. Ten area volunteer fire departments assisted Seabrook, whose aerial is shown being moved into position to cut off flames spreading through a third building and threatening a fourth. Three aerial streams and numerous handlines were deployed to contain the fast-spreading early-morning fire, which destroyed roughly half the complex.
Photo credit: Tom McDonald