Houston smoke: What’s causing that smoky odor?

If you odor smoke in your space this morning, you are not alone. It’s coming from a giant 2-alarm fireplace in north Houston.

HOUSTON — Lots of people throughout Houston are smelling smoke this morning. There’s additionally a smoky haze throughout components of the town. 

It’s coming from a giant ironmongery store fireplace in north Houston however the smoke unfold all the best way to the Katy space on the west aspect. 

Houston Fire Department crews are nonetheless battling the hearth on Jensen Drive just north of 610 near the Eastex Freeway/59

Firefighters rushed to Martin’s Hardware & Lumber round 5:30 a.m. Tuesday when the hearth was reported. They have been nonetheless making an attempt to get the flames underneath management hours later.

No accidents have been reported. 

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The fireplace despatched thick black smoke billowing into the sky and the smoke unfold throughout the town. KHOU 11 Meteorologist Tim Pandajis stated the wind remains to be now so it may very well be round for some time. 

“Surface and mid-level winds should push the smoke west this afternoon,” he stated.

The proprietor of Martin’s stated his business has been there for 35 years. 

HFD is asking the general public to keep away from the world right now.

The reason behind the hearth will likely be decided as soon as it is out.

This is a creating story, test again for updates.

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