Several residents at a College Station apartment complex were temporarily displaced after a fire Monday night.
A resident at the Woodlands of College Station complex on Harvey Mitchell Parkway called 911 around 8:30 p.m. after he heard a pop in his bedroom, according to a College Station Fire Department spokesman.
A fire started to spread into a bedroom wall, but the sprinkler system kept the flames from spreading until firefighters arrived.
The College Station Fire Department said an electric skateboard battery caused the fire.
A fire broke out in a unit of an Abilene apartment complex Sunday evening.
According to a press release, crews arrive around 6:40 pm to the Buffalo Ridge apartments to find the alarm and sprinkler system activated in one of the units. Because of the sprinklers, the fire was contained to just the unit’s stovetop.
According to those at the scene, no one was inside the unit at the time, although neighbors did rescue a dog from the flooding caused by the sprinklers.
The damage is estimated to be approximately $5,000.
Lake Travis Fire Rescue officials said a fire broke out Sunday morning near the front of a Target on Ranch Road 620 South.
Firefighters responded for a fire alarm activation and saw smoke near the structure. Officials said the fire was controlled with a fire sprinkler.
According to LTFR, the fire originated in a recycle bin near the front of the store.
LTFR said the fire remains under investigation.
An early morning fire caused some damage to the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) building at N. Staples St., Mike Rendon with CCRTA told 3NEWS.
The fire was reported just after 8 a.m. in a second floor storage room. RTA officials were preparing for a board meeting when the fire began, Rendon said.
Corpus Christi Fire Department crews were on scene within five minutes, Rendon said, and had the fire put out shortly after.
The water sprinkler system did cause some damage to the building and it will be closed for the rest of the day Wednesday, Rendon said. All RTA employees have been told to work from home today.
There is no word on the cause of the fire at this time.
The Veterans Services and Social Services Offices within the building will be closed to walk-in clients until further notice.
A hotel resident fell asleep after cooking in their room early Monday morning.
The Houston Fire Department arrived near Highway 290 and Pinemont Drive around 1:15 a.m. on Houston’s Northwest side.
Authorities arrived to the hotel and found a fire with heavy smoke on the third floor. The Houston Fire Department evacuated the entire hotel and were able to put the fire out with no injuries reported.
The Houston Fire Department says that after investigating, they found out that a resident was cooking in their room and fell asleep. That’s when the food and stove caught fire and the hotel sprinkler system went off. The sprinklers had flooded all three floors and due to the damage, the hotel was having to find other places for the residents to stay.
The Wichita Falls Fire Department responded to a structure fire at Alsco Linens early Thursday morning.
Firefighters were sent to the building around 2:25 a.m. An employee was unable to find the source of the fire, but firefighters reportedly found it in a laundry storage area where bags of bio-hazard laundry were stored overhead.
WFFD officials said the fire was ignited by a chemical reaction from rags in the laundry basket that was covered in grease and oil. Officials have declared the fire was unintentional. The sprinkler system reportedly contained the fire, but did not put it out.
Firefighters extinguished the fire after about 45 minutes, according to WFFD officials.
There were no injuries reported on the scene. The Alsco Linens building did not sustain any obvious fire damage, but a large amount of the linens in the basket and bags were damaged.
Just after 2 a.m. on Monday, May 16, firefighters with the Frisco Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire in District 3 at the Hollywood Feed location next to Market Street at the intersection of Lebanon and Legacy.
The sprinkler system activated controlling the fire, according to information from the Frisco Fire Department’s Facebook page. Crews were able to quickly finish suppressing the fire. Fire damage was limited to a small area. There were no injuries and the fire is currently under investigation.