Three Firefighters Rescued While Battling 3-Alarm Fire Downtown Houston

Houston Fire Department is asking people to avoid the area of Walker and Main Street downtown due to a three-alarm fire at Main Street Market.

Three firefighers had to be rescued, one of them was transported to the hospital and is reported in stable condition.

No one else has been reported injured.

The Houston Office of Emergency Management is asking the public to avoid a two-block radius surrounding the site for the rest of the day. People in the area can expect to see heavy smoke and an increase in emergency vehicles.

The METRO Rail Red Line is delayed as a result of the ongoing fire department response. Red Line bus shuttle service will operate between Bell and Preston stations.

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