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Fire At Houston Theater Undergoing Renovation

HOUSTON, TX (CelebrityAccess) — More than 100 firefighters were called to battle a two alarm fire at the Alley Theatre on downtown Houston on September 11th.

The theater, a piece of Brutalist architecture originally opened its doors in 1968, but is currently undergoing a $46.5 million renovation. The Tony Award-winning theater features two stages; The "Hubbard" with seating for 824; the more intimate "Neuhaus" seats 310.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze, which officials believe was started by a spark that ignited an accumulation of dust in the venue's duct work.

Dean Gladden, managing director of the theater, told the Houston Chronicle that he does not expect that the fire will delay the theater's planned October 2016 reopening. – Staff Writers