Houston Southwest Inn Fire


Photo: CJ Naum

Southwest Inn Hotel Fire – 2013

6855 Southwest Freeway  Houston, Texas May 31, 2013 Incident Number 1305310305

A few weeks ago on Father’s Day, while in Houston (Texas) on business I stopped by to pay my solemn respects at the site of the May 31, 2013 Southwest Inn fire that claimed the lives of Four HFD firefighters and injured 13 others while fighting a five-alarm fire at the Southwest Inn located in Southwest Houston.

The two year anniversary of the tragedy was recent and the perimeter fence bears witness to that with messages and condolences.

A few images are attached here to provide pause and remembrance for their sacrifice.

The much awaited NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program  Line of Duty Death (LODD) report is forthcoming  (F2013-16  05/31/2013. Four Career Fire Fighters killed and several injured by structure collapse at a restaurant / hotel fire – Texas) that will augment the previous reports issued by the Houston (TX) Fire Department and the Texas Department of Insurance, State Fire Marshal’s Report (linked HERE)

FiregroundLeadership.com (FGL) will have extensive insights and materials on the NIOSH Houston Southwest Inn Report when it is officially released.




Photo: CJ Naum


Photo: CJ Naum