Houston Fire Dealing With Fallout From Housefire Social Media Post

The Houston Fire Department is dealing with the aftermath of comments made by a firefighter following a housefire over the weekend. The fire destroyed a home belonging to the Reed family, leaving the family of eight seeking shelter.

According to Click2Houston, an unidentified firefighter posted an image of the fire, along with the comment “Staying warm this morning. District 20.” The firefighter also some posted some additional comments that came to the attention of the Reeds.

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About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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