Houstonians Honor Fallen; Many Surviving Firefighters Released
Houston Fire Department officials are still trying to determing the cause of Friday's fire that killed four Houston firefighters and have released updates on survivor's conditions.
Approximately 50 investigators from five different city, state and federal agencies are expected to be back on site where a 5-alarm fire broke out at the Southwest Inn Motel in southwest Houston Friday afternoon. That's is today's weather permits.
Houston Fire Department Captain Ruy Lozano held a press conference Saturday afternoon, updating the public on the condition of the injured firefighters. "They're out of surgery and in recovery, but there are probably more surgeries to come. All the others are either there for observation or have been released."
Assistant State Fire Marshall Kelly Kistener says the task for investigators now is to answer basic questions. "We still need to know what happened; how we can prevent it in the future. What can we learn from this," he asks.
The Houston Firefighters Union is now making arrangements for a memorial service scheduled tentatively for Wednesday at Reliant Stadium.
Houston's 100 Club is still accepting donations to help out the families of four firefighters killed in Friday's massive hotel fire.
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