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Firefighters die in Houston hotel blaze

Four firefighters have died in a hotel blaze in the U.S. city of Houston. Emergency services rushed to put out the fire at the hotel and restaurant in a southwestern area of the city. But as firefighters searched for people feared to be trapped inside, the roof gave way. Officials say three men and a woman were killed. Another five were injured, one critically. Terry Garrison of Houston's fire department said they were working in teams when the roof collapsed. SOUNDBITE: (English) TERRY GARRISON, HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "They were risking their lives to save our community unfortunately the building was had much more fire in it than we originally thought. The structure collapse and our members while trying to save lives were trapped." The deaths are the worst ever to hit the department. An investigation is underway to find out why the building caught fire.

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