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41-YEARS AGO TODAY -ONE OF HOUSTON’S LARGEST FIRE WHICH LED TO THE BAN ON WOOD SHINGLES

WOODWAY SQUARE APARTMENTS. AFTER ONE UNIT CAUGHT FIRE WIND BLEW EMBERS ACROSS OTHER BUILDINGS CEDAR SHINGLE ROOFS SPARKING ADDITIONAL FIRES. EVEN HOMES IN THE AREA CAUGHT FIRE. THAT FIRE LATER CAUSED THE HOUSTON CITY COUNCIL TO BAN CEDAR SHINGLE ROOFS. THE SAME ROOFS THAT WERE BY MOST DEED RESTRICTIONS THE ONLY ONES ALLOWED.