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Houston Firefighter Remains in Critical Condition

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    KPRC
    A fire at the Southwest Inn in Houston, May 31, 2013.

    A Houston firefighter injured in a restaurant and motel blaze that killed four of his colleagues remained in critical condition Sunday.

    Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans said in total three firefighters were still hospitalized on Sunday following Friday afternoon's collapse, which turned out to be the deadliest in the department's 118-year history.

    Evans said the two other firefighters who remained in the hospital were in good and stable condition.

    Four Firefighters Killed In Houston Fire Mourned

    [DFW] Four Firefighters Killed In Houston Fire Mourned
    Houston Firefighters (left to right) Matthew Renaud (35), Robert Bebee (41), Robert Garner (29) and Anne Sullivan (24) were killed Friday, May 31, 2013.

    Fire officials said Saturday they had aggressively fought the fire because they feared people could be inside the motel.

    The Houston Fire Department Arson Division is taking the lead in the investigation of the fire, with assistance from the State Fire Marshal's Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Houston Police Department.