Jimmy Blanchard

Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

Be sure to heat your house safely during cold weather, Beaumont Fire-Rescue advised in a release Dec. 28.

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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 on corner of Hunter Street + Jim Gilligan Way | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue
Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue
Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

An abandoned church in the 5100 block of Hunter Street caught fire Monday, Nov. 13, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement.

The church was located at the corner of Hunter Street and Jim Gilligan Way, near Lamar University.

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Glen Oaks apartment fire | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

On Nov. 11 at about 10:30 a.m., a fire was reported at Glen Oaks apartments, located at 520 Dowlen Road, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement on the department's Facebook page.

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4300 block of Galveston Street | Photo: Beaumont Fire-Rescue

Just before 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, a fire was reported to Beaumont Fire-Rescue in the 4300 block of Galveston Street on Beaumont's north end, Beaumont Fire-Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a statement posted to the department's Facebook page. 

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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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On Saturday, August 12 at around 12:15 p.m., Beaumont Fire dispatch started receiving calls that a house was on fire in the 4300 block of Ave A, in Beaumont’s south end, Capt. Jimmy Blanchard said in a release.

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Sunday, July 23, around 1:30 a.m., Beaumont emergency services responded to a rail car leaking methyl chloride at the Union Pacific rail yard at 550 Lindbergh in Beaumont, Beaumont Fire Captain Brad Penisson said. HAZMAT crews responded and did determine a small leak was present. The HAZMAT crew corrected the leak by tightening a bolt on the rail car. No evacuations were performed or needed. No injuries came of the incident.

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On June 1, just before 9 p.m., Beaumont Emergency Services responded to a scene of a vehicle crash, Beaumont Fire Department Captain Jimmy Blanchard reported.

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On March 18, shortly after 6:30 a.m., a vehicle drove through the front of a business in the 2800 Block of Eastex Freeway Service Road, Beaumont Fire and Rescue Capt. Jimmy Blanchard reported.

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