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Fire near Houston’s Westpark Tollway creates dark smoke visible for miles

The fire was in a metal building that was the location of John’s Wheel Repair & Tires.

John's Wheel Repair & Tires fire
A photo taken from downtown Houston shows the smoke from a fire at John’s Wheel Repair & Tires fire on September 27, 2022. (Photo submitted by Jerry Ramirez)

A fire just blocks from the Westpark Tollway in Houston created large amounts of dark smoke that could be seen for miles midday Tuesday.

Houston Fire responded to the fire in the 3400 block of Fondren Road about 11:30 a.m.

The fire was in a metal building that was the location of John’s Wheel Repair & Tires.

Fire officials on the scene said there were no immediate reports of injuries to anyone and that they were "performing a defensive attack" on the blaze.

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Mark Norris

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As Director of Digital Content, Mark Norris oversees all digital coverage for Houston Public Media, including the station’s website, social media platforms and apps. Born and raised in Dallas, Norris graduated from Southern Methodist University with degrees in both journalism and political science. As a Metro reporter for The Dallas...

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