The legendary honky-tonk has been closed since 2020 after hosting country music’s legends and up-and-coming artists for decades. And in the dark of night, it burned down – leaving memories of drinks and music in the ashes.
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Firefighters were called to the boarded-up saloon just before 2 a.m., according to Houston Fire District Chief Jason Wells.
Wells’ crews are stationed exactly a mile away from the building. They saw smoke rising into the sky as soon as they left firehouse, Wells said.
Firefighters worked in defensive mode where they fought the flames from outside the building.
Crews found fire shooting out of all sides of the building. They went into defensive mode, where firefighters stay on the perimeter of the building and fight the fire from the outside.
After some time, the flames were knocked down. No injuries were reported.
Arson investigators are working to determine how the blaze started.
The saloon was built in 1960, according to Harris County property records. Wells said the property was fenced and secure when the fire started.
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Source : chron.com