KHOU is reporting that multiple structures near the strand in Galveston are fully engulfed. Firefighters are on the scene and Rita is applying water as well. The reporter on the scene says the fires are about 2 blocks from the large white skyscraper near the strand.
Update 10:57pm CST:
The Eagle Lodge was the largest structure burning and KHOU is playing some pretty dramatic video showing flames shooting from the building and huge gusts of wind shooting thousands of burning embers into surrounding buildings.