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Posted on: October 29, 2020

Fire Marshal Investigates Fire

Candles

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 6:30 a.m. Seabrook first responders were dispatched to an apartment fire located at the Shor on Clear Lake apartment complex at 3010 E. NASA Parkway Seabrook, Texas.

The investigation by the Seabrook Fire Marshal has deemed the fire to be accidental and determined that the fire was started by a candle.

While no injuries occurred, one apartment unit was deemed a total loss. Four additional units sustained water and smoke damage. Damage estimates are not available at this time.  

Agencies and departments which responded to the fire include the Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department, Seabrook EMS, Seabrook Fire Marshal, Seabrook Police Department, Webster Fire Department, Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department, La Porte Fire Department, Port of Houston Fire Department, League City Fire Department, Pasadena Fire Department and CenterPoint Energy. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, on average 21 home candles fires are reported each year. It is always important to never leave a lit candle unattended and always keep candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Learn more about candle safety here.

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