Firefighters battled a fire that spread to at least eight structures, including homes, in south Tarrant County, according to the Rendon Fire Department.
In a series of tweets Tuesday night, the department said crews responded about 6:40 p.m. to a fire in the 5500 block of Jessica Lane.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram reported that a single-story house caught fire and the flames spread to several other nearby structures, the fire department said.
Eight or nine structures were involved as of 7:35 p.m.
Three homes have been destroyed, WFAA-TV reported, and five other structures were damaged.
Tarrant County Fire Marshal Randy Renois told CBS DFW ‘some people’ were cooking when the fire started.
“The [fire] spread before the fire department could get there to two more structures and some grass,” he said.
Renois said wind, low humidity, and the dry ground contributed to the fast spread of the fire.
Access to water was also an issue with crews needing to use tankers and shuttle water to put out the fire.