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EARLY MORNING ELECTRICAL FIRE CAUSES $100,000 DAMAGE TO CITY OF HOUSTON COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING

The City of Houston will soon be going to a new 700 Mhz radio system. They have several communications tower sites around the city now under construction. At 8:45am Monday morning Woodlands, South Montgomery County, Needham, Spring and River Plantation Fire Departments were dispatched to a fire at one of those tower sites.

A worker was connecting batteries to a battery  bank in the building when a hot wire came in contact with a ground terminal on the batteries causing a small and smokey fire causing an estimated $100,000 damage to the interior of the concrete building.

The worker was treated for smoke inhalation .

The equipment was not in use at the time so there were no communications disruptions in the City of Houston.

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