According to FOX 26 Houston, a mulch fire “began at the Living Earth facility in northwest Houston on Sunday.”

The fire reportedly continues to burn Monday morning.

“Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña said Sunday that firefighters were able to isolate the burning material, but extinguishment would take time and require heavy equipment to spread out the burning material so water could be applied,” the outlet wrote.

Per FOX 26 Houston:

HFD was dispatched to the fire around 2:27 p.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of Crawford Street. A plume of smoke could be seen coming from the area.

When fire crews arrived, they noticed several small grass fires and a pile of mulch on fire. That fire quickly spread to several other large mounds of mulch.


HFD firefighters worked to stop the flames from spreading to a warehouse on the property.

The fire is not threatening any homes or businesses, and no one has been injured, but there is some concern for the firefighters battling the blaze in the extreme heat.


“@HoustonFire is currently on scene at 5802 Crawford performing extinguishment efforts after receiving reports of a large pile mulch on fire. No FF or civilian injuries have been reported. Please avoid the area due to heavy emergency traffic,” the Houston Fire Department said Sunday evening.

FOX 26 Houston news reporter Gabby Hart provided updates on the scene.

“We are told that arson investigators are on the scene, working to figure out the exact cause of this fire,” Hart said in her news report.


“We don’t know the cause, but smoking materials that aren’t properly disposed of are good ways for grass fires and mulch fires to become ignited,” said Martee Black, Public Information Officer for the Houston Fire Department.

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