Fire in Beaumont

Gulf Coast Novelty Company located at 735 Delmar Drive

A Beaumont fire severely damaged a business on April 23. Firefighters responded just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and were on the scene for over four hours, according to a report from the Beaumont Fire Department. Beaumont Fire Rescue units responded to a structure fire at Gulf Coast Novelty Company located at 735 Delmar Drive. When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming through the roof of the commercial structure. The fire was difficult to extinguish, BFD reports, and caused extensive damage to the structure. Firefighters were on the scene until after 7:00 a.m.

The owner of the business discovered the fire but was not injured. According to investigators, the fire appears to have been caused by sparks from a grinding operation.