9 People Displaced Following Two Odessa House Fires

9 People Displaced Following Two Odessa House Fires
700 Block of Hudson
700 Block of Hudson

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.