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Three homes catch fire in Pasadena

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PASADENA, Texas (FOX 26) -

From the air, Sky Fox captured the task at hand:  firefighters on one street, tackling three homes, all on fire.

"My house caught the brunt of it," said Morris Bryant.  " The wind changed.  There's a big tree there in the back and the flames went up and ignited the top floor of our house."

12 year old Caleb Bryant was inside at the time.

"I was up in my room playing video games like normal and I heard my brother scream my name," he said.

Caleb's brother just may have saved his life.  After hearing a loud pop, he walked outside to investigate.

"He saw fire in the trees and if he hadn't gone to the backyard, I might not have my in laws and my brother in law right now," she said.

The Bryant family originally thought fireworks were to blame.

"I heard kinda an explosion and fire crackling,"  Caleb said.

But fire investigators quickly ruled that out and zeroed in on a possible failed transformer.  Pinpointing a probable cause was easier than actually battling it.

"We had extreme heat conditions today and the firemen are working very hard out here,"  said David Brannon, Pasadena Fire Marshal.  "It is very strenuous on the fireman.  But again, to have three houses burning at one time, it's very labor some."

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