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Reported State Agency and University Fires: State Owned and Leased Facilities, Fiscal Years 2012-2017

2017

Date of  fire City Case Number Fire cause Business name Description
4-April-2017 Pollock 17-358-04 Undetermined

Lufkin SSLC

fire in garbage pen; damage only to trash, extinguished by staff

15-March 2017 EL PASO 17-313-03 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

cooking fire in Canyon Copper Hall dorm room, resident quickly extinguished

6-March 2017 EL PASO 17-312-03 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

trash can outside Mike Loya building; PD officer used extinguisher, no other damage; improperly discarded smoking materials

27-February 2017 Mexia 17-280 -02 Undetermined

Mexia SSLC

 fire in old barracks used for storage, no electricity

24-February 2017 Vernon 17-303-03 Undetermined

North Texas State Hospital

electric receptacle caught fire when employee tried to unplug heater, receptacle replaced, no other damage

23-February 2017 Vernon 17-302-03 Undetermined

North Texas State Hospital

open land at road, no structures nearby, small amount of grass on hospital property burned

13-February 2017 Mexia 17-255-02 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

resident admitted setting dorm room bed on fire, building evacuated, limited damage

13-February 2017 Tyler 17-254-02 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT Tyler

pan of grease or butter caught fire, employee ran under sprinkler head, it activated, building evacuated, minimal damage confined to small area.

9-February 2017 Houston 17-259-02 Accidental

University of Houston

small fire in chilled water tower caused by rectifier malfunction, light smoke in building, evacuation, damage to part only

1-February 2017 Austin 17-229-02 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

fire in science lab oven during a project; contained to oven, oven malfunctioned, manufacturer to be contacted

24-January 2017 Beeville 17-218-01 Accidental

TAMU Beeville

welding on fence gate caused grass fire, approximately 120 acres burned

13-January 2017 Houston 17-207-01 Accidental

University of Houston

Calhoun Lofts apartments, smal fire on A/C blower motor in mechanical room, building evacuated

12-January 2017 EL PASO 17-201-01 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

trash can fire in theater scenery shop, damage confined to trash can and smoke. PD used hand-held extinguisher

9-January 2017 Mexia 17-199-01 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

dumpster fire near voc.ed. workshop building, contained to dumpster, no evacuation

8-January 2017 Mexia 17-198-01 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

dumpster fire between campus canteen and dining room; no evacuation needed, no building damage

6-January 2017 Lubbock 17-192-01 Incendiary

Lubbock SSLC

resident set fire to papers in his room, minor damage and smoke damage

4-January 2017 Galveston 17-182-01 Incendiary

UTMB John Sealy Hospital

partial evacuation because of smoke; bed set on fire in surgical waiting room in unused portion of building

31-December-2016 Giddings 17-183-12 Accidental

Giddings State School

dryer and contents in dorm laudry area, damage limited to dryer and contents

16-December-2016 San Antonio 17-145-12 Accidental

San Antonio State Hospital

new heating unit being installed,oil in unit created smokewhich went into building, building evacuated; SAFD found fire, no damage

12-December-2016 EL PASO 17-136-12 Undetermined

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

fire in trash can outside book store; extinguished with hand-held extinguisher; no building damage, possible discarded cigarette

12-December-2016 Mexia 17-133-12 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

unknown subject destroyed die cast toy car, self-extinguished

10-December-2016 Houston 17-151-12 Accidental

University of Houston

Hilton Hotel--Eric's Grill; grease fire on the grill, no FD response, extinguished by cook, no property damage

7-December-2016 Austin 17-149-12 Accidental

University of Texas System Administration

unauthorized person flying drone near building under construction; drone flew into building; battery damaged and dislodged; fell into grease near man-lift; smouldered, extinguished quickly; no damage to building

5-December-2016 Gatesville 17-123-12 Accidental

Gatesville Women's State Jail, Linda Woodman Unit

laundry room and equipment, cotton and other items taken out of dryer, put in cloth bags, left for folding later, items ignited, fire spread, damaged some furnishings in room

3-December-2016 Pollock 17-122-12 Accidental

Lufkin SSLC

golf cart being driven at time of fire, towel ignited from engine heat

2-December-2016 Houston 17-132-12 Accidental

University of Houston

Melcher Hall: outlet under desk with cell phone charger plugged in caught fire, extinguished by staff; damage to desk, outlet, charger, upholstered chair; melted wiring, may have been electrical

30-November-2016 Richardson 17-119-12 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

apartment complex under construction, fire contained to roof (unattended tar mop saturated with pre-heated combustible roofing compound), damage apprx. $200,000

20-November-2016 San Marcos 17-131-12 Accidental

Texas State University

fire in grease fryer in Panda Express kitchen, staff couldn't extinguish. FD found second gas supply line, shut it off, extinguished; no damage to state property, no injuries

16-November-2016 Austin 17-098-11 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

San Antonio parking garage, private car caught fire; FD said electrical short near battery

16-November-2016 Mexia 17-105-11 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

resident took his shirt off and lit it and toilet paper with lighter, building evacuated as precaution, practically no damage

14-November-2016 Houston 17-109-11 Accidental

University of Houston

Science Center: subject disposing chemicals after experiment, waste container had remnants of other chemical, reaction and explosion ensued; subject taken to hospital for treatment, hazmat decontamivated the room

13-November-2016 Bandera 17-097-11 Undetermined

Hill Country State Natural Area

barn fire, also investigated by TPWD, east end of barn heavily damaged; possibly connected to criminal mischief in another part of park

12-November-2016 Abilene 17-096-11 Accidental

TDCJ Robertson Unit

tractor caught fire in storage barn (electrical), spread to adjacent tractor

30-October-2016 El Paso 17-084-10 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

new popcorn maker at Haskins Center concession stand caught fire, only machine damaged

16-October-2016 Houston 17-072-10 Undetermined

University of Houston

sign on exterior of Student Center caught fire; UH PD extinguished, no buildings affected, determined to be criminal mischief

12-October-2016 Laredo 17-060-10 Accidental

TAMU Laredo

trash bin at construction site; no damage to any building

10-October-2016 Denton 17-052-10 Undetermined

Texas Woman's University

small trash can fire in 19th floor maintenance room of 24-story dorm; partial, then complete evacuation; quick extinguishment, miminal damage

30-September-2016 Austin 17-038-09 Incendiary

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

unknow subject put book in microwave at Perry-Castenada library, turned it on, walked away; fire contained to microwave, UTPD investigating

21-September-2016 Mexia 17-032-09 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

resident took his shirt off outside building and lit it on fire, then patted it out with his hands; no other damage

16-September-2016 Austin 17-025-09 Undetermined

Austin State Hospital

dumpster fire; extinguished by AFD

15-September-2016 Austin 17-028-09 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

J.J. Pickle Campus, small fire in mech. room, damage isolated to gas axhaust scrubber

7-September-2016 Laredo 17-009-09 Accidental

TAMU Laredo

trash truck arrived on campus, smoke noted coming from compacter area, pulled into Cowert Hall parking lot; small trash bag on fire pulled from truck, no damage to state property

2016

Date of  fire City Case Number Fire cause Business name Description
15-August-2016 Mexia 16-632-08 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

resident ignited papers in dorm bathroom; placed them inside ceiling tiles; smoke detected quickly, self extinguished; minimal damage.

14-August-2016 Houston 16-628-08 Accidental

University of Houston

Cougar Place Apartments; small fire in microwave, self-extinguished, HFD responded

9-August-2016 Austin 16-622-08 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

flash fire in Molecular Biology Building during preparation of slides with 70% ethanol solution; damage limited to beaker, portable extinguisher used

7-August-2016 Mexia 16-614-08 Incendiary

Mexia SSLC

laundry cart found burning, another found already burned outside housing unit; staff extinguished quickly, no other damage

3-August-2016 San Antonio 16-610-08 Accidental

TAMU San Antonio

construction workers welding, extinguished quickly, approximately 16 sf, no buildings damaged

2-August-2016 Gainesville 16-611-08 Accidental

TDJJ Gainesville

dryer fire while drying mop heads and rags; contained to dryer, full building evacuation, no other damage

25-July-2016 Houston 16-590-07 Accidental

University of Houston

air handler unit in mech room caught fire, extinguished by security officer, bearing grease was dripping into motor windings, heating to ignition temperature

23-July-2016 Houston 16-589-07 Accidental

University of Houston Hilton Hotel

fire in air handler in mechanical room, extinguished with portable extinguisher, complete evacuation

22-July-2016 San Antonio 16-586-07 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO

Biotechnology Sciences & Engineering lab fire; water damage from sprinkler activation; fire damage limited to trash can, cardboard box, workbench; one minor injury when beaker exploded, chemical(s) not identified

14-July-2016 Alpine 16-567-07 Accidental

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY

diumpster fire behind Gallego Center, smoking bag of trash found, construction personnel said they put back with sawdust, mineral spirits, other trash in dumpster

13-July-2016 Big Spring 16-575-07 Accidental

Big Spring State Hospital

cardboard under palletsof water bottles on truck parked in sun ignited; bottles acted as prisms

12-July-2016 Houston 16-565-07 Accidental

University of Houston

portable torch being used in roofing work caught wood on fire; mostly extinguished by contractor, HFD extinguished hot spots.

24-June-2016 Houston 16-531-06 Accidental

University of Houston

Calhoun Lofts -- kitchen towel found burning on stove top, security officer extinguished in sink, partial evacuation

20-June-2016 Arlington 16-532-06 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON

cooling fan motor caused mimor damage to cooling tower support structure

18-June-2016 El Paso 16-518-06 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

student heating oil in pan set off smoke alarm, Miner Village building briefly evacuated

15-June-2016 Austin 16-508-06 Accidental

UNIVERSITY  OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

lab oven in Chemical/Petroleum Engineering Building caught plastic container on fire; no other damage; no evacuation

3-June-2016 San Marcos 16-510-06 Accidental

TSU

exhaust fan in San Marcos Hall bathroom overheated, caused small fire and smoke, no other damage

24-May-2016 El Paso 16-483-05 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

contractor was welding, radiant heat activated sprinkler head, flooded basement, partial evacuation

10-May-2016 Alpine 16-471-05 Accidental

SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY

dryer fire in dorm/apartment building laundry room, limited damage to back of unit

3-May-2016 El Paso 16-455-05 Accidental

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

elevator motor started smoking from pump malfunction, set off smoke alarm, dorm elevator out of service until fixed

1-May-2016 Victoria 16-450-05 Accidental

University of Houston - Victoria

Jaguar Hall kitchen grill, cooking fire from accumulated grease, no damage

30-April-2016 Huntsville 16-448-05 Accidental

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY Dorm

studentcharging hoverboard, fire extinguished bu SHSU PD, occupant reated for smoke inhalation, minimal damage

23-April-2016 College Station 16-435-04 Accidental

TAMU vet lab

electrical short in junction box to old refrigerator, extinguished with hand-held extinguisher, minimal damage

23-April-2016 Austin 16-436-04 Accidental

Texas Memorial Museum

lights being turned on for use, flame seen on ceiling track lighting unit, lights turned off, flames extinguished, fire alarm, no damage, no injuries

22-April-2016 Longview 16-431-04 Accidental

DPS office

power surge caused power strip to overheat and melt; minimal damage

20-April-2016 Denton 16-425-04 Accidental

Texas Woman's University leased buildings

lighting strike on roof of one building, complete evacuation

14-April-2016 Corpus Christi 16-423-04 Accidental

TAMU Corpus Christi

small fire at Conrad Blucher Instutute, box of drones found burning, probably faulty battery pack, building evacuated, room closed for repairs

2-April-2016 Midland 16-407-04 Undetermined

TXDOT

Engineering/maintenance site's new generator caught fire after power outage

28-March-2016 College Station 16-392-03 Undetermined TAMU Rec. Sports Complex

construction area/weight room, building expansion; construction materials damaged, deemed not suspicious, no specific cause identified

16-March-2016 El Paso 16-377-03 Accidental UTEP Miner Canyon Canyon dorms, Copper Hall

Possible electrical short in dorm room, toaster caught fire, hand extinguisher used, no other damage

9-March-2016 Bryan 16-354-03 Accidental TAMU Riverside Campus chem lab

visiting foreign scholar using vacuum pump to separate material w/ hexane suffered 2nd degree burns when vapors ignited, taken to Hermann Memorial Hospital Houston in critical condition, minimal damage to rook

6-March-2016 Commerce 16-362-03 Undetermined TAMU Commerce

small fire in dorm room bathroom, minimal damage

5-March-2016 Corpus Christi 16-350-03 Accidental TAMU Corpus Christi

science lab fire; table-top oven left on, heating within room; small oven fire quickly extinguished; no structural damage

1-March-2016 Houston 16-360-03 Accidental University of Houston

dining facility kitchen, cloths left under gas-fired griddle while griddle in use, fire extinguished by staff with portable extinguisher, no evacuation needed

19-February-2016 Austin 16-318-02 Accidental ASSLC

vehicle crashed into shed on property, caught fire, minor damage to shed roof, vehicle occupants taken to hospital, no residents or staff in danger, no other building damage

12-February-2016 College Station 16-302-02 Accidental TAMU

unattended cooking fire at conference center, hood extinguishing system activated, alarm activated, total evacuation, no building damage

9-February-2016 Nacogdoches 16-341-03 Undetermined SFA University

student center; hot tempura batter pplaced in colander set boxes and paper good above on fire, sprinkler head activated, minimized fire damage, pipe ruptured on third floor causing flood damage, complete evacuation

4-February-2016 Houston 16-293-02 Accidental University of Houston

apartment fire, plastic can for discarded cigarettes on patio caught fire, extinguished with handheld extinguisher

4-February-2016 Denton 16-288-02 Accidental Denton SSLC

grass fire at gate entrance, caused by cigarette, extinguished by employee, no structures damaged

3-February-2016 Corpus   Christi 16-289-02 Accidental TAMU

smell of burning rubber in Dugan Wellness Center mechanical room, no structural damage

28-January-2016 College   Station 16-269-01 Undetermined TAMU

trashcan fire in Mosher dorm, ceiling above damaged, extinguished by sprinkler system

20-January-2016 San Marcos 16-249-01 Accidental TSU

fire in Bexar hall dorm room, candle ignited plastic toothbrush holder, extinguished with fire extinguisher, no other damage

15-January-2016 Gainesville 16-257-01 Undetermined Gainesville TJJD

fire in cafeteria laundry room in load of towels and work aprons, staff extinguished with handheld extinguisher, minimal damage

13-January-2016 Gainesville 16-235-01 Undetermined Gainesville TJJD fire in cafeteria laundry room when laundry being moved from dryer; staff took it outside and extinguished; no building damage
3-January-2016 Denton 16-226-01 Accidental Denton SSLC resident turned burner on, placed pizza box on it and left kitchen; smoke alarm sounded, staff member found box on fire and extinguisher in sink
30-Dec-2015 Cleburne 16-213-12 Undetermined TxDOT 2 sand-spreading trucks damaged by carport fire that started in one of the trucks
3-Dec-2015 Laredo 16-182-12 Accidental TAMU Laredo mechanical at Vergara Science Center, damage to air handler motor
3-Dec-2015 Laredo 16-181-12 Accidental TAMU Laredo small dorm room oven fire, no damage
24-Nov-2015 Laredo 16-155-11 Accidental TAMU Laredo electrical plant backup battery overheated, caught fire; extinguished by staff, no other damage
12-Nov-2015 Houston 16-139-11 Undetermined UT Health Science fire in parking garage shaft, exact area of origin could not be viewed; possibly discarded cigarette
unknown; assigned 3-Nov-2015 Houston 16-118-11 Accidental University of Houston Cambridge Oaks Apartments cooking fire, tenant extinguished with baking soda, did not report, did not find until later inspection, minor damage
30-Oct-2015 Tyler 16-121-11 Incendiary UT Tyler SFMO inspector saw foam decoration with melted edge on dorm room door; campus police interviewed occupant, who said he held his lighter to decoration; no charges filed
28-Oct-2015 Austin 16-111-10 Accidental UT Austin Biomedical Engineering Building lab oven caught fire, fire confined to oven, full evacuation because of smoke, no injuries
21-Oct-2015 Mexia 16-099-10 Incendiary Mexia SSLC resident removed his shirt, set it on fire, threw it on floor, staff member stomped it out, no proprty damage
19-Oct-2015 Odessa 16-098-10 Undetermined UT Permian Basin student's car caught fire in front of student housing; owner working on car shortly before fire; minimal damage to state property
9-Oct-2015 San Antonio 16-088-10 Accidental San Antonio SSLC fire at duplex receptacle with power cord for motorized bed in patient room; full evacuation
7-Oct-2015 Mexia 16-066-10 Undetermined Mexia SSLC overhead power line may have arced, ignited grass below; small area burned between two buildings, no other damage
29-Sept-2015 San Antonio 16-049-10 Accidental San Antonio State Hospital electrical transfer box ignited small grass fire at parking lot, extinguished by employee
28-Sept-2015 Athens 16-041-09 Accidental TXDOT warehouse minor damage from small fire in palletted plastic road barriers; ignited by hot fragments from metal halide light on ceiling; extinguished by employees
20-Sept-2015 Mesquite Bay 16-040-09 Undetermined floating TPWD cabin burned to waterline
14-Sept-2015 San Antonio 16-048-10 Incendiary San Antonio State Hospital client set fire to curtains, extinguished by employee
3-Sept-2015 Texarkana 16-005-09 Undetermined TAMU Texarkana computer caught fire in library, caused smoke to fill room, minimal damage
1-Sept-2015 Tyler 16-004-09 Undetermined UT Tyler student apartment, small stovetop fire, minor smoke damage, student received minor burns to arms
1-Sept-2015 Tyler 16-003-09 Undetermined UT Tyler small fire in woods in undeveloped part of campus, less than 1/4 acre burned

2015

Date of   fire City Case Number Fire cause Business name Description
23-Aug-15 Pollock 15-656-08 Undetermined 6844 Hwy 69 North open land, one bush burned; possibly caused by cigarette thrown from passing car on highway; no damage to any building
21-Aug-15 Austin 15-650-08 Accidental John H. Winters Building alarm activation, AFD found smoke on third floor, origin in room 350, electrical problem, power strip overheated
20-Aug-2015 Mexia 15-649-08 Undetermined Mexia SSLC staff smelled smoke, found small fire in maintenance building roof; front had come through, possible lightning strike
13-Aug-2015 Laredo 15-634-08 Accidental TAMU Laredo power lined arced, causing grass fire; extinguished quickly, no damage to any building
10-Aug-2015 Mexia 15-635-08 Incendiary Mexia SSLC Resident was told he was being moved to another home, used cigarette lighter to ignite some of his clothing; staff grabbed the clothing, stomped the fire out; no injuries, no damage
9-Aug-2015 Denton 15-626-08 Accidental Denton SSLC Staff tried to use kitchen stove in residential unit after it was cleaned; lower heating element burned and separated; damage limited to kitchen.
7-Aug-2015 Austin 15-611-08 Incendiary South drive of Capitol building vehicle fire
4-Aug-15 Austin 15-610-08 Accidental Texas Department of Insurance, Hobby Building air handler motor burned out, blew smoke into building; full evacuation, no fire, no injuries
31-July-15 Laredo 15-607-08 Accidental Texas A&M University at Laredo, RLC Clubhouse someone tilted coffee dispenser with Sterno bottle under it, Sterno liquid spread and ignited tablecloth, fire extinguished immediately and confined to tablecloth; building not damaged, no evacuation
31-July-15 Canyon 15-596-07 Undetermined Palo Duro State Park fireworks explosion in metal ammunition magazine; preparation for fireworks show; one person killed
24-July-15 Mexia 15-600-08 Undetermined Mexia SSLC fire in burn pit, possibly caused by staff member discarding cigarette in area; no damage, no evacuation
18-July-2015 Beeville 15-560-07 Accidental Garza Unit, TDCJ fire in one room of Bachelor Officers Quarters; bedding pushed against plugs in outlet, heat could not dissipate, bedding caught fire.
7-July-15 Vernon 15-539-07 Incendiary Vernon State Hospital client used lighter to ignite bushes outside in open area; no other damage, extinguished by facility staff; no prosecution
16-Jun-15 Austin 15-531-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN telecom equipment fire in Kinsolving dorm, confined to equipment room, extinguished by staff, no evacuation, no building damage
10-Jun-15 Odessa 15-494-06   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN trash fire   outside dorm room in student housing
05-Jun-15 Austin 15-485-06   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN elevator   equipment at Frank Erwin Center produced smoke during HS graduation, full   evacuation, no damage to building
25-May-15 Nacogdoches 15-471-05 ACCIDENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN UNIVERSITY small fire in   chicken house, gas leak near heater, extinguished w/minimal damage
25-May-15 Houston 15-499-06 UNDETERMINED UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER possible lightning strike during   storm; residents relocated to other apartments during repairs
07-May-15 Brenham 15-439-05 UNDETERMINED DADS--BRENHAM STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER employee's personal vehicle   caught fire in parking lot, extinguished by FD; another employee suffered   smoke inhalation trying to extinguish; no damage to state property
06-May-15 Alpine 15-443-05 ACCIDENTAL SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY personal vehicle in parking lot   of museum, apparent electrical fire in dash, no damage to university property
04-May-15 Denton 15-466-05  Accidental UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS several occupants of residence   hall making s'mores, set off sprinkler; no fire, just water damage
02-May-15 Midway 15-427-05 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE FERGUSON UNIT duplex being remodeled,   including floors; spontaneous combustion of polyurethane-soaked rags
02-May-15 Austin 15-430-05 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ENGINEERING TEACHING CENTER student said lab equipment   caught fire, no damage to building
17-Apr-15 Denton 15-398-04 ACCIDENTAL DENTON STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER fire in microwave in living   unit, damage limited to microwave
11-Apr-15 Denton 15-394-04 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS VICTORY HALL resident heating oil to cook,   flamed up, extinguished by university police officer
09-Apr-15 Houston 15-419-04 UNDETERMINED UT HOUSTON HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER OPERATIONS CENTER landscaping outside building   burned, possibly from cigarette; smoke drifted into building, set off alarm,   no damage to building
06-Apr-15 San   Antonio 15-421-04 INCENDIARY SAN ANTONIO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER resident used lighter to ignite   paper towels in bathroom trash can, no alarms
04-Apr-15 Mexia 15-376-04 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client set fire in trash can in   restroom, minor damage
01-Apr-15 College  Station 15-379-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY EVANS LIBRARY cigarette thrown in trash can in   restroom, minor damage
30-Mar-15 Corpus   Christi 15-373-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI CAMDEN HALL fire in apartment oven   w/combustibles inside, extinguished w/hand-held, no evacuation
10-Mar-15 Alpine 15-340-03 ACCIDENTAL SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY MARSHALL AUDITORIUM stage curtains stored too close   to lamp, staff used hand extinguisher; no evacuation
20-Feb-15 Lubbock 15-307-02 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY--WIGGINS COMPLEX grill fire in catering kitchen   caused by high flames on grill & buildup of grease on grill & hood,   fire got into hood system & duct work
03-Feb-15 Austin 15-262-02 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN--WINSHIP DRAMA BLDG. fire in trash can on loading   dock after student break, no damage to building
02-Feb-15 Houston 15-265-02 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB flash fire in lab during   experiment, one student w/minor injuries, no evacuation
30-Jan-15 Commerce 15-253-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE small fire on bed from student   smoking (unauthorized), student extinguished it, damage to bed linens only
29-Jan-15 Commerce 15-252-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE small grease fire on stovetop,   occupant extinguished, no damage
26-Jan-15 Houston 15-278-02 INCENDIARY TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY--LANIER HALL small fire in bathroom, one   arrest, minimal damage, suspect convicted
15-Jan-15 Austin 15-221-01 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SEAY PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING cleaning machine being used by   custodians caught fire, minimal damage
07-Jan-15 Waller 15-219-01 ACCIDENTAL PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY, C.L. WILSON BUILDING LiON & NiMH batteries being   parallel charged on charger for NiMH batteries, LiON battery overcharged,   caught fire
05-Jan-15 College   Station 15-202-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER dryer in laundry room of rec   center caught fire, no other damage
10-Dec-14 Galveston 15-174-12 ACCIDENTAL UTMB GALVESTON TRAUMA CENTER clothes dryer malfunction,   clothes caught fire; employee used extinguisher, no evacuation; dryer not   state property
10-Dec-14 Galveston 15-175-12 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GALVESTON JOHN SEALY ANNEX light ballast arced, caught   fire; contractor used extinguisher, partial evacuation
06-Dec-14 Fort   Worth 15-170-12 UNDETERMINED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FT. WORTH DIST. employee returning from work saw   smoke, FD unable to determine cause
27-Nov-14 Carlsbad 15-154-12 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit towel on fire
25-Nov-14 Odessa 15-153-11 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN student housing cooking fire,   sprinkler system discharged
21-Nov-14 College   Station 15-142-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT grad student used wrong   thermocouple in chem lab to heat paraffin oil, overheated; student injured   during extinguishment, treated/released; damage to hood only
07-Nov-14 Austin 15-120-11 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS -- GOVERNOR'S MANSION small kitchen fire, chef burned   taking pot outside to extinguish
05-Nov-14 Corpus   Christi 15-119-11 UNDETERMINED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI BAYSIDE GARAGE student's vehicle in parking   garage, extinguished by campus police
03-Nov-14 Laredo 15-125-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY VILLAGE apparent improper disposal of   still-burning charcoal damaged trash can
02-Nov-14 Corpus   Christi 15-114-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI kitchen grease fire, successful   evacuation
30-Oct-14 Denton 15-111-11 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, SIGMA NU FRATERNITY plastic sand-filled container   for smoking materials melted, fire spread onto wood deck at back of building
28-Oct-14 Laredo 15-124-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANSECO HALL vending machine cord damaged,   caused smoke
26-Oct-14 Denton 15-101-10 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY, STARK HALL dorm laundry room, 3 dryers   damaged, fire spread into duct work, set off sprinkler in mech room,   activated alarm
20-Oct-14 Austin 15-095-10 UNDETERMINED UT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES computer on bottom of rack   caught fire, activated alarm; extinguished by hand, no damage to building
17-Oct-14 Carlsbad 15-103-10 INCENDIARY STATE OF TEXAS--SAN ANGELO SSLC client lit piece of paper,   threatened staff
14-Oct-14 Canyon 15-081-01 ACCIDENTAL WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM CENTER fire confined to A/C unit, no   damage to building
11-Oct-14 Victoria 15-085-10 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON JAGUAR SUITES smoke in student lounge,   residents burned pan in kitchen, no evacuation
06-Oct-14 Huntsville 15-096-10 ACCIDENTAL SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY OLD MAIN MARKET kitchen fire on grille, hood   suppression system did not activate because grill not properly positioned
30-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-071-10 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER resident ignited shower curtain,   minimal damage
23-Sep-14 Kingsville 15-045-09 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE grease fire in apartment kitchen
15-Sep-14 Houston 15-066-09 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HOUSTON HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER resident thought burner off,   placed burner cover on it, later found it burning; no other damage, no   evacuation
13-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-029-09 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit paper, then damaged   sprinkler head; full evacuation
13-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-030-09 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit paper at med room   door; no evacuation
09-Sep-14 Austin 15-017-09 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE smoke in electric room, battery   pack to control panel overheated
08-Sep-14 Houston 15-023-09 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CULLEN OAKS APARTMENTS bathroom vent malfunctioned,   melted plastic from fan dripped on items on floor
06-Sep-14 Corpus   Christi 15-046-09 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI cooking fire in apartment,   damage to kitchen only

2012-2014 

Date of   fire City Case Number Fire cause Business name Description
20-Aug-14 San   Angelo 14-621-08 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Client ignited fires on bed and shower curtain
19-Aug-14 Carlsbad 14-613-08 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE LIVING CENTER, BLDG. 504-B Client ignited shirt, put in on dresser
18-Aug-14 Huntsville 14-605-08 UNDETERMINED TEXAS DEPARTENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Office building, communications area
17-Jul-14 College   Station 14-554-07 UNDETERMINED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY DUNN HALL Dorm, lint collection vent of dryer
06-Jul-14 Houston 14-560-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - HOUSTON SCH. OF PUB. HEALTH Class building, pump on chilled water system overheated
05-Jul-14 Houston 14-559-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS - HOUSTON STUDENT HOUSING APTS Pot left on stove ignited
26-Jun-14 Galveston 14-579-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GALVESTON JOHN SEALY HOSPITAL FD found burning towel in bathroom of room
04-Jun-14 Huntsville 14-483-06 ACCIDENTAL SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY (WHITE HALL) Emergency light fixture battery pack overheated, smoked
05-May-14 Austin 14-489-06 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Classroom building, custodian found burned toilet paper in bathroom
01-May-14 Austin 14-424-05 ACCIDENTAL AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Cigarettes smoldering in steel disposal container outside
29-Apr-14 Corpus   Christi 14-406-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI Dryer in custodial warehouse
29-Apr-14 Austin 14-413-05 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Chem lab fire during experiment, student injured
28-Apr-14 Alpine 14-404-04 UNDETERMINED SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY Open land used by art students, started in pile of wood
25-Apr-14 Houston 14-452-05 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ACADEMIC BUILDING Fan motor smoked
24-Apr-14 Pollok 14-400-04 ACCIDENTAL LUFKIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Small grease fire in skillet in kitchen
21-Apr-14 Victoria 14-399-04 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON VICTORIA Dorm bulletin board set on fire, one convicted
14-Apr-14 Houston 14-393-04 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Two burned working on electric breaker panel
11-Apr-14 Commerce 14-382-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - COMMERCE Sorority/dorm, lit candles too close to fabric placed over windows
27-Feb-14 Houston 14-298-02 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON OCB WAREHOUSE Misuse of extension cords
27-Feb-14 Corpus   Christi 14-304-03 UNDETERMINED TAMU - CORPUS CHRISTI Dorm, exhaust fan in bathroom ceiling overheated
23-Feb-14 Commerce 14-314-03 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE Tree in construction area, possibly from cigarettes dropped in dry leaves at base
22-Feb-14 Mexia 14-293-02 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Yard area in front of gym
21-Feb-14 Kingsville 14-289-02 INCENDIARY TEXAS A&M KINGSVILLE Piece of paper on wall outside dorm room
14-Feb-14 Lubbock 14-278-02 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Dorm, resident used flat iron on bed, left it on
10-Feb-14 College   Station 14-267-02 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SPENCE HALL Resident put candle in trash without blowing it out
10-Feb-14 Galveston 14-271-02 ACCIDENTAL UTMB GALVESTON Post-doc placed smoldering rag in trash after experiment, not soaked in water first
10-Feb-14 Kingsville 14-288-02 INCENDIARY TEXAS A&M KINGSVILLE piece of paper on wall outside dorm room
02-Feb-14 College   Station 14-257-02 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Pinhole leak in oil line at central utilities plant
01-Feb-14 Houston 14-263-02 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CALHOUN LOFTS Overheated fan motor, central air unit, apartments
28-Jan-14 Canyon 14-248-01 ACCIDENTAL WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Small kitchen grease fire
19-Jan-14 Mexia 14-226-01 INCENDIARY STATE OF TEXAS--MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CTR. Fire in dumpster
18-Jan-14 Mexia 14-225-01 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Fire in dumpster
15-Jan-14 Mexia 14-218-01 UNDETERMINED MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Fire in trash can at baseball field
15-Jan-14 Commerce 14-254-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE Small grease fire in residence hall
11-Jan-14 Mexia 14-208-01 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Resident lit fire in trash can outdoors
08-Jan-14 Corpus   Christi 14-203-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI Class bldg., broken generator exhaust pipe caused wood to smolder
28-Dec-13 Mexia 14-179-12 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Resident lit Styrofoam cup outdoors
28-Dec-13 Vernon 14-236-01 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS--NORTH TEXAS STATE HOSPITAL Fan motor on walk-in freezer caught fire
16-Dec-13 Mexia 14-158-12 INCENDIARY MEXIA SSLC Resident lit piece of paper in coin slot of outdoor vending machine
15-Dec-13 Carlsbad 14-154-12 ACCIDENTAL SAN ANGELO STATE SCHOOL Pot of oil on kitchen stove
13-Dec-13 Corpus   Christi 14-149-12 UNDETERMINED CORPUS CHRISTI STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Electrical fire, central kitchen dishwasher
12-Dec-13 Denton 14-150-12 ACCIDENTAL DENTON STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Staff stored food in plastic in oven, another staff turned oven on
11-Dec-13 Mexia 14-146-12 ACCIDENTAL MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Electrical short, workshop building central heating
11-Dec-13 El   Paso 14-169-12 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO Pieces of paper on walls outside dorm rooms set on fire
09-Dec-13 El   Paso 14-168-12 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO Pieces of paper on walls outside dorm rooms set on fire
30-Nov-13 Arlington 14-253-01 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON Electric space heater in chemistry building
26-Nov-13 Carlsbad 14-135-12 INCENDIARY STATE OF TEXAS DEPT. OF MHMR Client lit paper towel, dropped it in dining room trash can
26-Nov-13 El   Paso 14-167-12 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO Pieces of paper on walls outside dorm rooms set on fire
19-Nov-13 Houston 14-117-11 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CALHOUN LOFTS APARTMENTS Student started small fire (prosecuted criminal mischief)
13-Nov-13 Mexia 14-108-11 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Outside in smoking area, resident set fire to chip bag
13-Nov-13 Dallas 14-143-12 UNDETERMINED UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER Lab storeroom, low-order explosion
01-Nov-13 Austin 14-088-11 UNDETERMINED STATE OF TEXAS--UT AUSTIN ROBERT LEE MOORE HALL Trash can in restroom, classroom building
01-Nov-13 Mexia 14-093-11 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS--MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CTR. Light ballast
14-Oct-13 Commerce 14-057-10 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM Dorm cooking fire
12-Oct-13 Mexia 14-048-10 UNDETERMINED MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Probable power surge, electrical storm, microwave caught fire
09-Oct-13 Houston 14-042-10 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Dorm dryer vent
18-Sep-13 Pollok 14-019-09 UNDETERMINED LUFKIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Grass fire from sparks from loose connections, overhead power lines
06-Aug-13 Austin 13-512-08 UNDETERMINED SECRETARY OF STATE Power strip shorted
05-Aug-13 San   Marcos 13-516-08 UNDETERMINED TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY Chiller pump motor burned out
16-Jul-13 Houston 13-485-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Student moving into dorm stacked boxes on stove, burner was on
16-Jul-13 Houston 13-491-07 ACCIDENTAL M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER Torch used in repairs ignited HEPA filters
22-Jun-13 Denton 14-006-09 ACCIDENTAL DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES Denton SSLC--use of foil in microwave by staff
29-Apr-13 Victoria 13-379-04 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS/UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Dorm room A/C unit
26-Apr-13 Amarillo 13-374-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Vet lab incinerator--pipe contacted wood structure
18-Apr-13 Big   Spring 13-378-04 ACCIDENTAL BIG SPRING STATE HOSPITAL Kitchen freezer motor
31-Mar-13 Houston 13-333-04 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Dorm kitchen area, stove top
25-Mar-13 Denton 13-349-04 ACCIDENTAL DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES Denton SSLC, overheating lunch in microwave by staff
01-Mar-13 Sweetwater 13-319-03 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE Electrical, dorm bathroom
27-Feb-13 Lubbock 13-267-02 UNDETERMINED TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Gas leaked into soil, migrated into dorm walls, small explosion w/light switch
20-Feb-13 Nacogdoches 13-251-02 UNDETERMINED STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY Electrical fire in small stove, dorm communal kitchen
19-Jan-13 Corpus   Christi 13-242-02 UNDETERMINED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI Dorm bath, electrical problem in plug
06-Dec-12 Richmond 13-132-12 ACCIDENTAL DADS--RICHMOND SSLC Roofers removed vent, system pulled smoke into bldg., no real fire
04-Dec-12 Houston 13-139-12 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON HVAC motor overheated, produced smoke
03-Dec-12 San   Angelo 13-126-12 ACCIDENTAL SAN ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY Clothes left in dryer in dorm too long
29-Nov-12 Richmond 13-121-11 ACCIDENTAL RICHMOND STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Roof repair sent smoke into building
19-Nov-12 Houston 13-138-12 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON Ember ignited sawdust in vent system, limited damage
27-Oct-12 Denton 13-084-11 UNDETERMINED TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Denton SSLC dumpster
18-Oct-12 Corpus   Christi 13-055-10 ACCIDENTAL CORPUS CHRISTI STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER Overloaded clothes dryer
11-Oct-12 Big   Spring 13-094-11 ACCIDENTAL BIG SPRING STATE HOSPITAL Worker welding on dumpster
02-Oct-12 San   Antonio 13-046-10 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO Apartment kitchen fire
01-Oct-12 Huntsville 13-036-10 UNDETERMINED SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY Electrical, elevator in field house
22-Aug-12 Denton 13-028-09 UNDETERMINED DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES SSLC vehicle
25-Jul-12 Austin 12-361-07 INCENDIARY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Computer science building; no suspects
31-May-12 Kingsville 12-309-06 UNDETERMINED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE CAMPUS Short in vending machine
16-May-12 Denton 12-287-05 INCENDIARY DEPARTMENT OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES Fire in dental clinic of SSLC
08-Mar-12 Huntsville 12-223-03 INCENDIARY STATE OF TEXAS--TDCJ ESTELLE UNIT Inmate started electrical fire in cell

2015

Date of   fire City Case Number Fire cause Business name Description
23-Aug-15 Pollock 15-656-08 Undetermined 6844 Hwy 69 North open land, one bush burned; possibly caused by cigarette thrown from passing car on highway; no damage to any building
21-Aug-15 Austin 15-650-08 Accidental John H. Winters Building alarm activation, AFD found smoke on third floor, origin in room 350, electrical problem, power strip overheated
13-August-2015 Laredo 15-634-08 Accidental TAMU Laredo power lined arced, causing grass fire; extinguished quickly, no damage to any building
4-Aug-15 Austin 15-610-08 Accidental Texas Department of Insurance, Hobby Building air handler motor burned out, blew smoke into building; full evacuation, no fire, no injuries
31-July-15 Laredo 15-607-08 Accidental Texas A&M University at Laredo, RLC Clubhouse someone tilted coffee dispenser with Sterno bottle under it, Sterno liquid spread and ignited tablecloth, fire extinguished immediately and confined to tablecloth; building not damaged, no evacuation
31-July-15 Canyon 15-596-07 Undetermined Palo Duro State Park fireworks explosion in metal ammunition magazine; preparation for fireworks show; one person killed
24-July-15 Mexia 15-600-08 Undetermined Mexia SSLC fire in burn pit, possibly caused by staff member discarding cigarette in area; no damage, no evacuation
18-July-2015 Beeville 15-560-07 Accidental Garza Unit, TDCJ fire in one room of Bachelor Officers Quarters; bedding pushed against plugs in outlet, heat could not dissipate, bedding caught fire.
7-July-15 Vernon 15-539-07 Incendiary Vernon State Hospital client used lighter to ignite bushes outside in open area; no other damage, extinguished by facility staff; no prosecution
16-Jun-15 Austin 15-531-07 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN telecom equipment fire in Kinsolving dorm, confined to equipment room, extinguished by staff, no evacuation, no building damage
10-Jun-15 Odessa 15-494-06   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN trash fire   outside dorm room in student housing
05-Jun-15 Austin 15-485-06   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN elevator   equipment at Frank Erwin Center produced smoke during HS graduation, full   evacuation, no damage to building
25-May-15 Nacogdoches 15-471-05 ACCIDENTAL STEPHEN F. AUSTIN UNIVERSITY small fire in   chicken house, gas leak near heater, extinguished w/minimal damage
25-May-15 Houston 15-499-06 UNDETERMINED UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER possible lightning strike during   storm; residents relocated to other apartments during repairs
07-May-15 Brenham 15-439-05 UNDETERMINED DADS--BRENHAM STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER employee's personal vehicle   caught fire in parking lot, extinguished by FD; another employee suffered   smoke inhalation trying to extinguish; no damage to state property
06-May-15 Alpine 15-443-05 ACCIDENTAL SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY personal vehicle in parking lot   of museum, apparent electrical fire in dash, no damage to university property
04-May-15 Denton 15-466-05  Accidental UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS several occupants of residence   hall making s'mores, set off sprinkler; no fire, just water damage
02-May-15 Midway 15-427-05 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE FERGUSON UNIT duplex being remodeled,   including floors; spontaneous combustion of polyurethane-soaked rags
02-May-15 Austin 15-430-05 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ENGINEERING TEACHING CENTER student said lab equipment   caught fire, no damage to building
17-Apr-15 Denton 15-398-04 ACCIDENTAL DENTON STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER fire in microwave in living   unit, damage limited to microwave
11-Apr-15 Denton 15-394-04 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS VICTORY HALL resident heating oil to cook,   flamed up, extinguished by university police officer
09-Apr-15 Houston 15-419-04 UNDETERMINED UT HOUSTON HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER OPERATIONS CENTER landscaping outside building   burned, possibly from cigarette; smoke drifted into building, set off alarm,   no damage to building
06-Apr-15 San   Antonio 15-421-04 INCENDIARY SAN ANTONIO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER resident used lighter to ignite   paper towels in bathroom trash can, no alarms
04-Apr-15 Mexia 15-376-04 INCENDIARY MEXIA STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client set fire in trash can in   restroom, minor damage
01-Apr-15 College   Station 15-379-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY EVANS LIBRARY cigarette thrown in trash can in   restroom, minor damage
30-Mar-15 Corpus   Christi 15-373-04 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI CAMDEN HALL fire in apartment oven   w/combustibles inside, extinguished w/hand-held, no evacuation
10-Mar-15 Alpine 15-340-03 ACCIDENTAL SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY MARSHALL AUDITORIUM stage curtains stored too close   to lamp, staff used hand extinguisher; no evacuation
20-Feb-15 Lubbock 15-307-02 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY--WIGGINS COMPLEX grill fire in catering kitchen   caused by high flames on grill & buildup of grease on grill & hood,   fire got into hood system & duct work
03-Feb-15 Austin 15-262-02 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN--WINSHIP DRAMA BLDG. fire in trash can on loading   dock after student break, no damage to building
02-Feb-15 Houston 15-265-02 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB flash fire in lab during   experiment, one student w/minor injuries, no evacuation
30-Jan-15 Commerce 15-253-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE small fire on bed from student   smoking (unauthorized), student extinguished it, damage to bed linens only
29-Jan-15 Commerce 15-252-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE small grease fire on stovetop,   occupant extinguished, no damage
26-Jan-15 Houston 15-278-02 INCENDIARY TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY--LANIER HALL small fire in bathroom, one   arrest, minimal damage, suspect convicted
15-Jan-15 Austin 15-221-01 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SEAY PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING cleaning machine being used by   custodians caught fire, minimal damage
07-Jan-15 Waller 15-219-01 ACCIDENTAL PRAIRIE  VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY, C.L. WILSON BUILDING LiON & NiMH batteries being   parallel charged on charger for NiMH batteries, LiON battery overcharged,   caught fire
05-Jan-15 College   Station 15-202-01 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY STUDENT RECREATION CENTER dryer in laundry room of rec   center caught fire, no other damage
10-Dec-14 Galveston 15-174-12 ACCIDENTAL UTMB GALVESTON TRAUMA CENTER clothes dryer malfunction,   clothes caught fire; employee used extinguisher, no evacuation; dryer not   state property
10-Dec-14 Galveston 15-175-12 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS GALVESTON JOHN SEALY ANNEX light ballast arced, caught   fire; contractor used extinguisher, partial evacuation
06-Dec-14 Fort   Worth 15-170-12 UNDETERMINED TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FT. WORTH DIST. employee returning from work saw   smoke, FD unable to determine cause
27-Nov-14 Carlsbad 15-154-12 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit towel on fire
25-Nov-14 Odessa 15-153-11 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN student housing cooking fire,   sprinkler system discharged
21-Nov-14 College   Station 15-142-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT grad student used wrong   thermocouple in chem lab to heat paraffin oil, overheated; student injured   during extinguishment, treated/released; damage to hood only
07-Nov-14 Austin 15-120-11 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS -- GOVERNOR'S MANSION small kitchen fire, chef burned   taking pot outside to extinguish
05-Nov-14 Corpus   Christi 15-119-11 UNDETERMINED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI BAYSIDE GARAGE student's vehicle in parking   garage, extinguished by campus police
03-Nov-14 Laredo 15-125-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY VILLAGE apparent improper disposal of   still-burning charcoal damaged trash can
02-Nov-14 Corpus   Christi 15-114-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI kitchen grease fire, successful   evacuation
30-Oct-14 Denton 15-111-11 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, SIGMA NU FRATERNITY plastic sand-filled container   for smoking materials melted, fire spread onto wood deck at back of building
28-Oct-14 Laredo 15-124-11 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, CANSECO HALL vending machine cord damaged,   caused smoke
26-Oct-14 Denton 15-101-10 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY, STARK HALL dorm laundry room, 3 dryers   damaged, fire spread into duct work, set off sprinkler in mech room,   activated alarm
20-Oct-14 Austin 15-095-10 UNDETERMINED UT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABORATORIES computer on bottom of rack   caught fire, activated alarm; extinguished by hand, no damage to building
17-Oct-14 Carlsbad 15-103-10 INCENDIARY STATE OF TEXAS--SAN ANGELO SSLC client lit piece of paper,   threatened staff
14-Oct-14 Canyon 15-081-01 ACCIDENTAL WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM CENTER fire confined to A/C unit, no   damage to building
11-Oct-14 Victoria 15-085-10 UNDETERMINED UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON JAGUAR SUITES smoke in student lounge,   residents burned pan in kitchen, no evacuation
06-Oct-14 Huntsville 15-096-10 ACCIDENTAL SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY OLD MAIN MARKET kitchen fire on grille, hood   suppression system did not activate because grill not properly positioned
30-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-071-10 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER resident ignited shower curtain,   minimal damage
23-Sep-14 Kingsville 15-045-09 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY KINGSVILLE grease fire in apartment kitchen
15-Sep-14 Houston 15-066-09 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HOUSTON HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER resident thought burner off,   placed burner cover on it, later found it burning; no other damage, no   evacuation
13-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-029-09 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit paper, then damaged   sprinkler head; full evacuation
13-Sep-14 Carlsbad 15-030-09 INCENDIARY SAN ANGELO STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER client lit paper at med room   door; no evacuation
09-Sep-14 Austin 15-017-09 ACCIDENTAL STATE OF TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE smoke in electric room, battery   pack to control panel overheated
08-Sep-14 Houston 15-023-09 ACCIDENTAL UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON CULLEN OAKS APARTMENTS bathroom vent malfunctioned,   melted plastic from fan dripped on items on floor
06-Sep-14 Corpus   Christi 15-046-09 ACCIDENTAL TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CORPUS CHRISTI cooking fire in apartment,   damage to kitchen only


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