The Houston police and fire departments responded Tuesday night to a reported document fire at the Chinese Consulate.

Footage from next door shows what appears to be barrels with burning material inside of them:

Via Click2Houston:

Houston police say they began receiving the reports that documents were being burned just after 8 p.m. at 3417 Montrose Boulevard where the Consulate General of China is located.

Houston fire officials confirmed they are responding to the scene and HPD officials were needed for traffic control in the area.

A small amount of smoke could be seen and smelled from outside. Dozens of Houston first responders are at the scene.

Theories are naturally flying:

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