2 Houston homes destroyed after fire displaces residents

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Flames destroyed two Houston homes early Wednesday, displacing several people but causing no injuries or deaths, authorities said.

Firefighters battled heavy flames and smoke at a Northside home in James and Gentry around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Metro Video Services reported. No one was inside at the time of the fire, witnesses told reporters.

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The cause of the fire was still under investigation by the Houston Police Department as of Wednesday morning, according to Metro Video Services.

Fires engulfed two Houston homes but did not injure any residents early Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Fires engulfed two Houston homes but did not injure any residents early Wednesday, May 11, 2022.


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Fires engulfed two Houston homes but did not injure any residents early Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Fires engulfed two Houston homes but did not injure any residents early Wednesday, May 11, 2022.


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Fires engulfed two Houston homes but did not injure any residents early Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

The second residential fire of the night broke out in the Trinity Gardens area of ​​Hirsch and East Crosstimbers around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Metro Video Services reported. Four adults and a teenager were inside when the flames engulfed the house.

Electrical wires may have started the blaze, Houston Fire Department District Chief Wesley Swanson told reporters.

No injuries were reported, Swanson said.

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