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Fri May 31, 2013, 05:47 PM

Four firefighters killed in 5-alarm motel fire...Houston, Texas

Damn.....

HOUSTON Four Houston firefighters died Friday while battling a 5-alarm blaze in a motel near the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. The bodies of three were found in the rubble of the Southwest Inn motel. A fourth apparently died at the hospital.

Sources say the search continues for others who haven't been accounted for, but it's not clear if they are firefighters.

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Smoke-from-3-alarm-fire-blowing-across-Southwest-Freeway-near-Hillcroft-209685011.html

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Reply Four firefighters killed in 5-alarm motel fire...Houston, Texas (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 OP
maddezmom May 2013 #1
premium May 2013 #2
maddezmom May 2013 #3
premium May 2013 #4
maddezmom May 2013 #5
oneshooter May 2013 #6
ScreamingMeemie May 2013 #7
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #8

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 05:49 PM

1. And it is still not out yet

Very sad.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 05:54 PM

2. This really hits close to home,

 

I have 2 nephews who are firefighters.
R.I.P. brave souls.

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Fri May 31, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. The local news station has shown some really sad pics and vids of the firefighters

After finding out about the deaths.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #3)

Fri May 31, 2013, 06:08 PM

4. One of the nephews is a Reno FF

 

I used to tell him that FF's have to be the craziest people in the world, when everyone else is running out of the fire, they're running into it.

Some of the bravest people I know.
Tragic day for Houston.

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Fri May 31, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. Agreed!

One of my favorite TV shows have been about firefighters...they are a green unto themselves.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:20 PM

6. My younger brother is a 30+ year Houston Firefighter.

His pumper unit was there.
Worse single loss of life for the HFD in 161 years.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:22 PM

7. This was devastating to watch...

... a lot of fire departments in Houston are volunteer.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:24 PM

8. this has been a terrible, no good, awful kind of day all around

for lots of people. Sigh.

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