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9 People Displaced Following Two Odessa House Fires

700 Block of Hudson 700 Block of Hudson
800 Block of Roxanna 800 Block of Roxanna
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Two Odessa homes caught fire Wednesday morning only an hour apart.

Officials say a trailer located in the 700 block of Hudson caught fire just before 8 a.m.

An electrical short in a space heater appeared to be the cause.

The fire started in the back bedroom and worked its way through the house.

The second fire started around 9 a.m. in the 800 block of Roxanna.

Officials say a gas stove was being used to heat the home and was left unattended.

They say the stove was too close to combustibles and started a fire leaving the front half of the house completely destroyed.

No injuries were reported.

Due to the damage, both houses are now unlivable leaving nine people in all displaced.

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