Three adults and two children were displaced by an overnight fire that destroyed one home and damaged three more in Fort Worth’s Crestwood neighborhood, officials said.
Crews were dispatched to the 700 block of Edgefield Road around 11:30 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, they found a newly constructed but still unfinished house fully engulfed in flames, the Fort Worth Fire Department said in a social media post. Two dumpsters full of trash and raw wood materials blazed in the yard, and the fire had already spread to the house next door.
The home on the left side caught fire as well, and the incident commander called for a second alarm. Embers blew around the neighborhood, officials said, creating spot fires in the extremely dry conditions. A home farther down the street was also damaged.
The newly constructed house was unoccupied and was a complete loss, according to fire officials. Three adults and two children were displaced from the houses next door, and a pet died in the fire. No one was injured or displaced from the home down the street
Representatives from the American Red Cross Greater North Texas arrived at the scene to help the displaced residents.
It took nearly an hour for 50 firefighters to get the blaze under control. Officials said the fire’s quick spread was due in large part to the wind. The cause is still under investigation.
This story was originally published August 12, 2023, 1:20 PM.