BREAKING: 4 firefighters dead, 5 injured in Houston motel fire

BREAKING: 4 firefighters dead, 5 injured in Houston motel fire
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POSTED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 31, 2013 - 4:48pm

At least four firefighters were killed and five have been injured, two critically,  Friday in a five-alarm fire at a Houston motel.

Officials say the fire which began around noon at a restaurant, and has engulfed a sizable portion of the Southwest Inn's roof.

The blaze sent large plumes of thick black smoke over the area and shut down the Southwest Freeway in both directions.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

KETK will update information as it becomes available.

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