Texas Hilton hotel caught fire amid water shortage

According to reports, a fierce fire broke out on Friday night in a hotel in the state, which was facing a cold temperature and lack of water with the guests.

Shortly before 9pm, firefighters in Killeen responded to the Hilton Garden Inn after the news of the blast, According to KWTX.

The flames reached the roof of the hotel.

Guests – many of whom were fleeing storm conditions at home, and some army soldiers from nearby Fort Hood military base – were evacuated from the hotel.

Fort Hood officials tweeted, saying, “There are early indications that all guests – including some soldiers – were evacuated to nearby hotels and booked immediately.”

According to the outlet, the fire appeared to be extinguished by 10 pm.

No injuries were reported. The Killeen Police Department warned the public to avoid the area as fire officials investigated the cause of the explosion.

The fire caused millions of Texans to continue the evacuation of power after extreme cold temperatures and winter storms, killing more than 30 people.

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