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HFD: Christmas decorations start fire in downtown high rise

HOUSTON – With Christmas just around the corner, fire incidents are likely to follow. A fire was reported around 5:30 a.m. Monday on Lamar at Caroline.

Investigators believed that the Christmas decorations started a fire in a high rise in downtown Houston. It was around 5:30 a.m. on Monday that a fire was reported on Lamar Street at Caroline Street.

Firefighters of the Houston Fire Department said they saw smoke coming out from the fourth floor of Houston Center, but the fire sprinklers of the building already quenched the flames.

From the upper floor, the sprinklers also flooded the fourth floor so water was pouring all the way down the elevator shafts. The firefighters were able to shut off the sprinkler system.

No injuries were reported.

During the Christmas season, there is a dramatic rise in the numbers of fires and accidents in the home. According to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, (ROSPA), around 80,000 people suffer accidents and injuries in their homes during the Christmas holidays every year. The National Fire Protection Association warned that improperly installed Christmas decorations are most often the cause of these fires. So everyone is advised to have their Christmas decors properly installed.

If you or a loved has suffered due to negligence you may wish to consult with experienced Injury Lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Please note strict deadline apply and it is in your best interest to contact an attorney immediately.

Link – http://www.khou.com/news/local/HFD-Christmas-decorations-start-fire-in-downtown-high-rise-177237231.html

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