Montrose fire damages historic Houston cemetery

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HOUSTON, TX – Amidst smoke, and perilously close to the flames in Montrose, is the historic Magnolia cemetery.

Grave sites are now tarnished by embers from an apartment complex that was the focal point of controversy.

The debate: should those tombstones have been so close to begin with?

Debris fell on graves and firefighters put out the flames sparking between headstones. It almost became ashes to ashes.

Glen Telge, the president of Magnolia Cemetery, isn’t quite sure what the next step is. Nothing like this has never happened before at the cemetery.

While the investigation into the fire is underway, it’s unknown what the future of the apartment complex will be.

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