Fire

A tragic fire in Beaumont claimed a local person's life on Easter Sunday, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville (LCM) High School campus has been closed to teachers and staff on Monday, March 19, following an electrical fire on the campus, reports the school district. 

According to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District (LCMCISD), a small fire on the exterior of the school broke out Sunday evening causing the closure. All other campuses in the district remain open, and high school students enrolled at Lamar State College-Orange (LSC-O) will still have class. 

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Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

Beaumont Fire-Rescue responded to a two-alarm fire on Park Street early in the New year, according to Capt. Jimmy Blanchard.

An unused bicycle and heater repair shop that had been closed for several years at 2380 Park St. caught fire Jan. 2, causing damage to the houses on either side of the shop, Capt. Brad Penisson said.

The shop had been closed for several years since the owner passed away and the owner's son was maintaining the property, according to Penisson.

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ExxonMobil put out an early morning fire at its Beaumont refinery crude unit Tuesday, Nov. 28. The fire was reported around 6 a.m. on the south side of the refinery.

"Onsite responders quickly extinguished the fire, and there were no injuries," said Ashley Alemayehu, Beaumont Area Public and Government Affairs Manager for ExxonMobil Corporation.

Initial air quality monitoring shows no off-site impact, Alemayehu said.

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Popeye's on Phelan Boulevard | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

Police didn’t find a burglar when they responded to a burglar alarm at Popeyes restaurant on Phelan Boulevard on Monday, Nov. 27, at 4:15 a.m., but they did find a fire, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a release.

Beaumont Police patrol officers notified the fire department, and the fire crews arrived within minutes, according to Blanchard.

“The fire crews made quick work of a fire in the kitchen of the restaurant,” Blanchard said. “There were no injuries.”

The business will be closed until repairs can be made.

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Fire at Torres Collision

Beaumont Fire-Rescue units battled a raging two-alarm fire at Torres Collision in the 1500 block of Laurel Drive in the early morning hours Nov. 21, reports Capt. Brad Penisson.

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Beaumont Fire-Rescue units quickly doused an accidental house fire on Harriet Street Oct. 6, reports the fire department.

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On Sept. 26, shortly after 1 p.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue units responded to a reported commercial structure fire at Ben's Alternator Service on South 11th Street, the department posted on their Facebook page.

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Thursday, Sept. 21, around noon, a fire was reported in the 2900 block of Victoria. The caller said an apartment was on fire but when the fire department arrived, they found a two-story house with fire coming from one of the windows upstairs. The first fire engine on scene, Engine 10, made an interior attack. Fire damage was contained to the second floor. Smoke and water damage were sustained through the rest of the house. All occupants made it out of the residence prior to the fire department arriving but one family pet, a dog, perished.

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On Monday, August 14, just after 6:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire-Rescue responded to the 5000 block of Maddox Drive due to reports of a house on fire, Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a release.

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