HOUSTON - A Saturday morning fire at a warehouse in north Houston has been contained, officials say.
The fire was reported around 9:03 a.m. in the 2000 block of Semmes Street.
According to the fire department, the facility recycles plastic and manufactures some plastic film.
The fire department says three workers were at the facility when the fire started, and they first tried to extinguish it to no avail.
@HoustonFire is currently on scene at 2000 Semmes St. performing extinguishment efforts after receiving reports of a warehouse on fire. Fire upgraded to a 2 alarm. No FF or civilian injuries reported. Currently, no evacuation/shelter in place activated. Please avoid area.
— Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) November 11, 2023
Firefighters were called to the scene and found heavy black smoke and fire coming from the building. Officials say everyone was able to get out of the building, and no injuries have been reported.
HAZMAT was also called to the scene to monitor air quality and water runoff. No evacuations or shelter in place orders were given.
The fire was contained before noon. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.