Massive fire damages 2 mobile homes in southwest Houston

HOUSTON – One home was destroyed and another badly damaged in a massive fire in southwest Houston.

Emergency crews were called around 2:30 a.m. to a mobile home park on Ashcroft Drive at Evergreen.

Investigators said an unoccupied home caught fire and flames spread to a neighboring house. The family in the home was able to get out safely.

"They (fires) grow so rapidly that the exposure is usually in a trailer park where they're close together and you have the difficulty of other ones catching on fire, which is what we had tonight," Houston Fire Department Senior Captain Chris Oliver said.

No one was injured, officials said.

Witnesses said one neighbor used a water hose to try to put out flames.

"I woke up, went to the living room and looked through the window and it was like fire. I woke up my sister and then she opened the door and it was like blazing like heat of fire right here," neighbor Angel Ayala said. "Then I called 911."

Another home in the park caught fire two weeks ago, neighbors said.

The cause of the fires is under investigation.

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