Midtown Spec's Has A Minor Electrical Fire, Houston Comes To A Standstill
Driving into work this morning, Hair Balls was passed by at least a dozen fire trucks and Houston Fire Department SUVs as they sped through Midtown. Naturally interested in rubbernecking if at all possible, we checked Twitter to see what the commotion was about and instantly saw an update from Coffee Groundz: "Breaking news Spec's Midtown is on fire."
The store looked the same as it always does. Employees were lined up outside, looking rather bored. Houston Police Department were directing traffic and the remaining fire trucks were sitting quietly -- albeit with lights still flashing -- outside the store's main entrance.
It turns out that there was a minor electrical fire in the kitchen. Not quite the apocalyptic situation that we were hoping for (yes, we're terrible). On the other hand, we're happy to hear that the wine and cheese remained safe throughout the emergency. And although the situation below isn't true, wouldn't it have been much more interesting if it was?
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