HFD releases report on deadly motel fire

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HOUSTON, TEXAS- It's hard to believe it's been a little over a year since the massive hotel fire at the Southwest Inn Motel.

Tragically, four firefighters died in the line of duty that day -- more than in any single fire in Houston Fire Department history.

A 193 page report on their findings has surfaced online.

HFD still doesn't know what caused the deadly fire that killed firefighters Anne Sullivan, Robert Garner, Robert Bebee, and Senior Captain Matthew Renaud.

No doubt unsettling news for families and friends.

They do know the fire started in the attic space above the kitchen, with no evidence it was deliberately set.

Moving forward they came up with several recommendations.

Among them, more training on how to fight fires involving plastics, water supply and  better forecasting the amount of equipment needed, and assuring better radio communication.

Firefighters choose a dangerous profession. for those four brave firefighters who died doing their jobs--- maybe these improvements will honor your memory.

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