Houston shelter-in-place warning after electrical power station goes up in flames

A SHELTER-IN-PLACE has been issued while firefighters work to put out a blaze at an electrical power station goes up in flames

The City of Houston’s Office of Emergency Management issued the order for the area order because of chemicals from the fire.

The Houston Fire Department received calls of the fire at 9.44am at the Addicks Substation.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

CenterPoint said crews are working closely with local first responders to make sure the area is safe. 

No injuries or outages have been reported in the incident.

The boundaries that are set up for shelter-in-place are the north boundary of Clay Road, the east boundary of Gessner Road, the south boundary of Westview Drive and the west boundary N. Eldridge Parkway.

Firefighters have been performing a defensive attack on the flames.

They have been supported by units from HFD's Hazmat and Rehab unit were called.

There were no injuries reported.

CenterPoint Energy said there were no outages in the area.

More to follow…

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