Memorial Service Set for Houston Firefighters

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) A public memorial service has been set for four Houston firefighters who died while battling a fire at a Houston motel last week.

The Houston Fire Department says memorial service will be held Wednesday morning at Reliant Stadium.

The four fatalities on Friday made it the deadliest day in the 118-year history of the department. The firefighters were killed in the fire at the Southwest Inn when a portion of the building collapsed.

Those killed in the fire were: 35-year-old Capt. Matthew Renaud, 41-year-old Engineer Operator Robert Bebee, 29-year-old firefighter Robert Garner and probationary firefighter Anne Sullivan, a 24-year-old who had just graduated from the department's training academy in April.

Meanwhile a Houston Fire Department official says three firefighters remain hospitalized.

Capt. Ruy Lozano said at a Monday afternoon news conference that one hospitalized firefighter was in critical condition while the other two were in stable condition.

He said the investigation into the deadly fire at the Southwest Inn is expected to take months. Lozano said that so far there's no evidence of a crime.

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