Wakefield Warehouse Fire

The Houston Fire Department responded to a warehouse fire on Friday morning at 885 Wakefield Dr. (Photo from Twitter)

The Houston Fire Department dispatched more than 100 firefighters to the Garden Oaks area Friday morning to battle a blaze that erupted at a warehouse building at 885 Wakefield Dr., according to the fire department.

No injuries were reported by HFD, which said it is investigating the cause of the fire.

The fire department said the three-alarm fire started a little before 9 a.m. Friday at a furniture warehouse east of the intersection of Wakefield and Alba Road. It produced heavy smoke, according to HFD.

A shelter-in-place order was in effect for much of the Garden Oaks area for about an hour Friday morning, before being lifted at about noon, according to HFD.

"Precautionary shelter in place was due to the smoke conditions and the activity around the incident," Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena wrote Friday on Twitter. "... All products of combustion (including smoke and soot, and particulate matter) can be dangerous."

According to the Harris County Appraisal District website, the building that caught fire is an 11,175-square foot metallic warehouse constructed in 1978. The property has been owned since 2018 by CMC Enterprises Inc., which is based in Spring, and is valued at $784,020.

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