Crane Erupts in Flames Along the Houston Ship Channel


Investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that engulfed a crane at a recycling center along the Houston Ship Channel overnight.

What happened?

Firefighters found flames shooting out of the crane at the Derichebourg Recycling Center on East Navigation near Harrisburg around 10:30 p.m.

Videos were captured of the impressive fire overnight as crews worked to get it under control. The cause of the fire remains unknown, but the good news in all of this was no one was hurt.

Second fire alarm raised:

A second alarm was pulled by firefighters because it was a heavy machine that caught fire.

Crews were able to extinguish the fire with the help of a fire boat that pulled up along the ship channel.

Investigation initiated:

The charred remains of the crane can now be seen at the center. Arson investigators are hoping to piece together what happened. Once the details of the fire are obtained, the reason for fire can be known.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident or pollution to water water was reported.

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Source: ABC13


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