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Officials Issue Shelter In Place After Warehouse Fire

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) A warehouse fire that burned over the weekend prompted officials to implement a shelter in place order.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at a warehouse located on Kress near Old Clinton Road within the noon hour. According to firefighters, the blaze began in a small shed, but quickly grew after it was fanned by gusts of winds and fed by scrap paper and other paper-based products.

Officials worried that smoke drifts would affect surrounding communities, causing toxic fumes to waft through the air; they worked quickly to contain the blaze.

Due to heavy smoke from the fire, the shelter-in-place order was issued for residents living just north of the scene. Although the order was later rescinded after firefighters contained the blaze, the cautioned residents in neighboring communities to remain vigilant.

According to authorities, the fire occurred in an area located towards the back of the facility; as a result, the warehouse itself was not damaged.

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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