4 Houston firefighters die while responding to 5-alarm fire, official says

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Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:10am

Four Houston Firefighters are dead after a Hotel Wall Collapsed while they were battling a major blaze early friday.

Six other firefighters are being treated at local hospitals- one of them in critical condition with burn wounds.

The five-alarm fire was at the southwest Inn - near interstate 69.

More than 150 firefighters responded.

No other word on whether or not any civilians were hurt or killed - though a spokesperson for the Houston mayor's  office says there are others affected.

Mayor Annise Parker is calling today the worst day in the History of Houston Fire Department.

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