Historic Houston restaurant a 'total loss'

Associated Press - September 13, 2008 5:35 AM ET

HOUSTON (AP) - Assistant Fire Chief Omero Longoria says three people were taken to a hospital after fire destroyed a historic downtown Houston restaurant.

Firefighters got the call of a fire at Brennan's restaurant in downtown Houston just after midnight, but were still on the scene more than four hours later, Longoria said Saturday.

"It was a pretty massive fire," Longoria said.

Two men and a little girl were outside the restaurant when firefighters got there. Longoria said the two men were workers at the restaurant and the girl was the daughter of 1 of the men.

The father and daughter were transported to a hospital in critical condition with burns to 70% of their body. The other man was also taken to the hospital, he said.

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