Taqueria Restaurant Fire in The Spring Branch East Area

WHAT: Taqueria Restaurant Fire
WHEN: January 18, 2022 at 11:53 p.m.
WHERE: 8108 Long Point, 77055
INJURIES: No reported injuries.
PROPERTY SAVED: $196 thousand in estimated property saved.
DAMAGE: $4 thousand in estimated damage.
CAUSE: Failure of equipment or heat source (electric water heater wiring).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Firefighters arrived on scene within seven minutes to find fire coming from the back-patio area of a taqueria. They made an offensive attack and quickly extinguished the fire. The fire was contained to an outside awning and hot water heater with very little smoke inside the building and was found to have started in the outside electric water heater wiring. The owners were alerted by their alarm company and arrived on scene. A fan was used to remove the smoke and the scene was secured. Firefighters from Stations 4, 5, 2 and 50 responded to this incident.