NEDERLAND, Texas — Houses were evacuated and traffic was blocked as crews in Nederland battled a Saturday night fire at a Purely Storage.
The call regarding the fire came in shortly before 9:30 p.m. The Jefferson County Water District No. 10 Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and requested assistance from the Nederland Fire Department, Port Neches Fire Department, Groves Fire Department, Jefferson County ESD No. 4, Acadian EMS, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Entergy.
It took 30 firefighters to extinguish the fire, and no injuries were reported. Purely Storage business is located at 2214 Spurlock Road, near the area high school.
Officials told a 12News crew at the scene that the fire started at the back of the units and moved to the front.
At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. However, there were reports of what sounded like fireworks being popped.
A 12News crew at the scene saw smoke and flames coming from the units. Officials believe that most if not all of the storage units were ruined, if not by the fire then by the smoke.
An investigation is underway.
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