Beaumont firefighter treated for heat-related illness, fire believed to be arson

A Beaumont Firefighter was taken to the hospital to be treated for a heat-related illness following a house fire Wednesday evening.

The fire was reported just before 11 p.m. at a house located at 1645 Brooklyn Street. When firefighters arrived they found the house heavily involved by fire.

Firefighters had to fight the fire defensively at first in order to bring it under control.  Then they were able to enter the structure and put the fire completely out.

The house was vacant and there were no utilities connected.

The cause the fire appears to be deliberate.


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