Breaking: Four- to five-alarm fire rages at Houston hotel; multiple injuries reported [pics]; Update: Four firefighters killed

http://twitter.com/#!/stephaniesmyth/status/340529872369758209

Firefighters are currently battling a huge fire at a hotel in Houston.

http://twitter.com/#!/DFWscanner/status/340527940649508865

The fire may have started in the hotel restaurant:

http://twitter.com/#!/KPRCLocal2/status/340526516641357824

More frightening reports and footage, including news of trapped and injured firefighters:

http://twitter.com/#!/nancy_guillen2/status/340526289855320065

http://twitter.com/#!/HerniseyJohn/status/340530639520555008
http://twitter.com/#!/telesara/status/340527762739720192
http://twitter.com/#!/BradTatum/status/340531709596545024

Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters and everyone affected.

http://twitter.com/#!/boothe_cindy/status/340533284150853632

We will continue to monitor this situation and update with developments.

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Update:

KHOU’s Doug Miller reports that so far, four firefighters have sustained injuries. Two of the firefighters are currently in critical condition:

http://twitter.com/#!/DougMillerKHOU/status/340537318387617792

All four have reportedly been taken to hospitals:

http://twitter.com/#!/HoustonChron/status/340537732185083904

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Update:

KHOU’s Miller has amended his initial report of two firefighters being critically injured to four:

http://twitter.com/#!/DougMillerKHOU/status/340538140458639360

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Update:

The Houston Chronicle is reporting that six firefighters were injured:

http://twitter.com/#!/MelissAguilar/status/340559467198443520

And that the fire broke out at a restaurant adjacent to the hotel.

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Update:

Heartbreaking news:

http://twitter.com/#!/alertpage/status/340578686153678849

God bless those brave firefighters. May they rest in peace.

http://twitter.com/#!/Tlynn96/status/340579024164237312