A Houston man has been charged with second-degree arson in connection with the September 18 blaze at a southside nightclub.
Jarmaine Darnell Simon, 23, is charged with setting the fire at Azul Lounge at 9880 Buffalo Speedway about 4:30 a.m. that day, destroying the club that is near Reliant Stadium.
HFD said this afternoon: "The Houston Fire Department was dispatched to the fire about 4:30 a.m. and arrived on scene within one minute. Firefighters found heavy [smoke] from the Azul Lounge. Approximately 85 firefighters responded to the incident. The fire was contained and tapped out within 20 minutes."
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Because the investigation is ongoing, HFD says, no other information is being released at the time.