11/21/17
At approximately 2:30 AM today, Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a fire reported at Torres Collision at 1532 Laurel. When firefighters arrived they found the rear of the business heavily involved by flames. Firefighters began an aggressive interior fire attack but there was a partial building collapse within minutes, trapping three firefighters. They were quickly pulled from under the rubble by other firefighters and only two of them sustained minor injuries. Those two were treated on the scene by Beaumont EMS. The fire attack then became defensive and a second alarm was called to bring additional units and firefighters to the scene. The fire was brought under control after about an hour on scene. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 4 hours. The business sustained heavy damage from the fire. At this time the cause of the fire appears to be deliberate.