Chase Bank Building Catches Fire

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Fire broke out at the Chase Bank Building in Bellaire shortly before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.  

Bellaire’s police department was first to the scene, followed shortly by Bellaire’s Volunteer Fire Department.

Witnesses told 7News that a fire had started on the sixth floor of the building.

“I was coming down the elevator, smelled the smoke.  And basically, went down to the first floor, asked one of the fire people that were down there — said, ‘The fire was — the building is on fire,” said Tom Henry, who was working in the Chase Bank Building at the time.

“There was fire coming from one of the offices up there — I’m not sure exactly which business it was — actually, from the windowsill, and running from the window channel to the old wood.  We extinguished that, took the window out, we extinguished that,” added Chief Bill Swoyer.

Swoyer went on to say he didn’t see any readily apparent cause of the fire, and he was calling in the state fire marshal’s office for assistance.

A contractor had worked on the sixth floor to renovate it for a business moving into the space.

No one was injured.

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