Beaumont, TX – On Wednesday morning, 9/13/2017, around 12:15AM Beaumont Fire received a call for a fire inside Trailer Hitch Depot located at 20 I10 North. The business was closed at the time the fire was reported. The first arriving fire crews noted heavy fire coming from the roof along with thick black smoke coming from other parts of the building. The engine crews started aggressively attacking the fire.
A ladder truck was setup to cool some structural members of the building that were coming under direct flame contact and deforming. Engine and truck crews were able to fight their way back inside the structure and bring the fire under control. There were concerns about a few fuel cylinders overheating during the firefighting operation but crews were about to eliminate that danger.