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The fire lasted for approximately 16 hours before it was fully extinguished by the Houston Fire Department on Thursday morning.
November 18, 2016
On Wednesday, a large fire broke out at Holmes Recycling Center in Texas. The fire lasted for approximately 16 hours before it was fully extinguished by the Houston Fire Department on Thursday morning.
While the fire produced a massive amount of smoke, the fire department hazmat team claims that the fire didn’t pose a threat to the environment or surrounding community.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
KHOU has more:
The Houston Fire Department early Thursday continued to spray water on hot spots following Wednesday's massive fire at a recycling center near NRG Park.
Hazmat teams were on scene all night but said nearby air and water quality levels were okay. Firefighters fully tapped out the blaze later in the morning.
HFD responded Wednesday afternoon to the Holmes Recycling Center at 2820 Holmes Road near Highway 288.
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