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Fire destroys 3 houses & damages 5 buildings after flames spread from kitchen

Fire destroys 3 houses & damages 5 buildings after flames spread from kitchen

A Massive fire spread to nine structures in Texas with flames engulfing propane tanks and causing power lines to go down.

Officials said that three homes were destroyed and five other buildings damaged in the blaze, which began in a kitchen.

A kitchen fire quickly spread on Tuesday evening
A kitchen fire quickly spread on Tuesday eveningCredit: WFAA
The blaze grew due to drought conditions
The blaze grew due to drought conditionsCredit: Twitter
Photos show smoke and flames as firefighters rushed to save nearby buildings

Photos show smoke and flames as firefighters rushed to save nearby buildingsCredit: WFAA

The Rendon Fire Department shared in a series of updates that the blaze started at around 6.45pm in a kitchen in the vicinity of Jessica Lane.

“The [fire] spread before the fire department could get there, to two more structures and some grass,” Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois said.

Drought conditions helped the fire spread quickly, officials said.

As of 8.20pm, the fire department shared that progression of the fire had slowed.

Multiple additional units have responded to the scene, including personnel from the Fort Worth Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported.

One woman told the local ABC affiliate that she lost everything in the fire.

“That’s all my everything, I mean I’m at a loss for words,” Elizabeth Taylor told WFAA.

“I don’t know what to say. I guess I can look at the positive side and say I got rid of a lot of stuff I didn’t have to mess with,” Taylor said.

Video footage from the scene showed giant plumes of black smoke coming from the flames.

Bennett Lawson Road was shut down in both directions as crews battled the blaze.

The Rendon Fire Department shared that residents near the blaze called 911 to alert authorities of structures along Bennett Lawson Road that were “caught by embers.”

“Live power lines down and propane tanks on fire,” another update from the fire department said.

The fire department also reported a ruptured water supply line.

Rendon is a census-designated place located about 17 miles southeast of Fort Worth.

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