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Posted on: March 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fire at Bayfront Towers

[7:30PM] Update from the City of Nassau Bay regarding displaced residents: The American Red Cross will be setting up an intake shelter for residents displaced from the fire that occurred earlier today at the Bayfront Towers. Residents in need of assistance should go to St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, located at 18300 Upper Bay Rd, Nassau Bay, TX 77058. Residents of the Bayfront Towers should expect to be contacted by the Homeowners' Association (HOA) when it is safe to return. Residents may also check the City's website and social media over the next three days for status updates.

[6:20PM] At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown. Over 100 firefighters with 14 agencies have responded. Along with firewalls and the rapid response of surrounding agencies, the fire’s spread was able to be contained. Approximately 16 units were damaged by fire, and multiple units damaged by smoke and water. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The City has reached out to the Red Cross and displaced residents in need will be assisted by them. Still reporting no injuries.

[5:30PM] 14 Fire Departments, 2 Marine Units are assisting the City of Nassau Bay in response to the major fire at the Bayfront Towers. Approximately 35% of the building is damaged. Precinct 8 is assisting with traffic control around the area. No injuries reported. 

[4:15 PM] At approximately 3:50pm, Nassau Bay Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Tom George made notification of a major structure fire at the Bayfront Towers on Lakeside Lane. Nassau Bay’s Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, Police, and Fire Marshal are on the scene. It is known that the fourth floor of the building has collapsed. Approximately 35% of the building has sustained damage. There are 74 condo units at the Bayfront Towers. Thus far, there are no known injuries. 

Houston Fire Department, Seabrook, Webster, Forest Bend, Kemah, Friendswood, Port of Houston, and League City, and Houston Constables’ Office are in assistance. Seven fire engines reported.

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