A group of Texans players ended their OTA workouts early to attend a memorial service for the Houston firefighters who lost their lives in a deadly blaze over the weekend, according to the Texans' official Twitter feed and multiple reports.


The fire, which started in a restaurant before engulfing an adjoining hotel, was the deadliest in Houston Fire Department history. The firefighters, according to Houston Chief Terry Garrison, put themselves in harm's way to look for people they believed were trapped in the motel.

"We had an early and quick catastrophic failure of the roof," Garrison said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "There's no way that I would have anticipated that we would lose four firefighters. I want to tell the residents of Houston their firefighters acted absolutely courageously today, that there was probably a dozen acts of heroism on that scene."


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