At 08:59, Beaumont Firefighters responded to 5425 College, Orkin Pest Control on a reported building fire. Fire units arrived and found a storage building at the rear of the business involved by fire. Units conducted fire suppression activities and were able to control the fire within ten minutes. After the fire was extinguished an investigation into the cause of the fire was conducted. This investigation revealed the fire appears to have been caused by an electrical failure in the storage building. The storage building sustained heavy fire damage, firefighters were able to prevent major damage to the main building by conducting a fast fire attack on the fire. No chemicals were involved in the fire and no injuries were reported to Orkin employees or Beaumont Firefighters.


Capt. Earl White, Beaumont Fire/Rescue