Huntsville Fire Chief Greg Mathis
A large fire started at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Facility in Huntsville around 2:30 am Friday. It happened at the Walls Unit in the 800 block of 12th Street. During a media briefing around 7:00 am, Huntsville Fire Department Chief Greg Mathis said the fire was still active but under control. Fire crews from multiple agencies were called to help, including the Huntsville, Montgomery, and Walker counties and Crabb’s Prairie, Riverside, and Dodge VFDs.