Smokey Fire Just East Of Downtown

Photos by Katharine Shilcutt
​Office-dwellers downtown might have thought the George R. Brown Convention Center was on fire this afternoon, as smoke from that area burgeoned up.

Instead it was an abandoned commercial building on the other side of 59, at Polk and St. Emmanuel, that was the site of the two-alarm fire.

Smoke, but not much to worry about

Firefighters on the scene

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