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4 firefighters among those killed in Houston blaze

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Posted at 6:08 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 18:08:02-04
HOUSTON (CNN) — Four Houston firefighters have died from injuries suffered while battling a major blaze Friday at a hotel and restaurant in the Texas city, mayor’s office spokeswoman Janice Evans said.

Five other firefighters are being treated at local hospitals, she added.

In addition to those casualties, a number of other people were killed and injured in the fire, Evans said.

Houston Fire Capt. Ruy Lozano told CNN affiliate KTRK that the five-alarm fire at a Southwest Inn spread to the Bhojan restaurant.

More than 150 firefighters responded to the blaze, Lozano said.