Investigation continues; Memorial to be held Wednesday
As Houston mourns the four firefighters that lost their lives on Friday, there is one bit of good news.
Three of the firefighters hurt remain in the hospital. One is listed in critical condition. Two are in stable condition, and one of those two could be released today.
In the meantime, many people visited Fire Station 51 to pay their respects and comfort friends and co-workers of those that lost their lives. Tommy Boo was one of those and told KTRH he just wanted to pay his respects.
“It brings us a sense of appreciation and the reality that these are the true heroes out there,” Boo told KTRH. “We appreciate the job they do and how they put their lives on the line for us. We want to thank them.”
The investigation into the fire continues with several agencies involved. Captain Ruy Lozano says he thinks this was an accident.
“We’re not just here to determine cause. We want to learn. We want to learn and make sure this never happens again,” Lozano said.
Lozano still can’t make sense of what happened.
“Some of these firefighters are very young. They had their whole careers ahead of them,” Lozano explained to our television partner, Local 2.
A memorial service to honor Matthew Renaud, Robert Beebe, Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan will be held on Wednesday at Reliant Stadium.