|At this point shortly after noon today, the thing was just starting to escalate wildly and the Southwest Freeway was still moving close to posted speeds. That mobility was short-lived.|
|We went to a business lunch on Hillcroft assuming that the whole thing would be under control by the time we were finished. But it got worse - a lot worse. The Southwest Freeway was made impassable by the wall of intense smoke. I've never seen anything like this in my entire life.|
Anyway, a tragic day in Houston's history with four firefighters reported as perishing and others injured in this horrible event. I join with the rest of greater Houston in wishing condolences to the families affected by this tragedy.