Multiple houses catch fire near Hoover Reservoir

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Firefighters worked to contain a fire that spread to multiple homes near Hoover Reservoir. 

Around 4 a.m., Friday, firefighters were called to the 6400 block of Blackwood Drive after several structures were reported on fire.  

Firefighters say at least two vacant homes were destroyed, and a third home was damaged by fire. The homes were under construction and unoccupied, according to firefighters. Neighbors say the people moving in were just 10 days from closing.

Surveillance video shared with NBC4 shows the fire spread from one house to another, eventually leveling two houses. It then jumped to the third.

Neighbors told NBC4’s Catherine Ross it was a stressful morning for everyone in the neighborhood.

“Pretty scary at first. I ran down, looked out the window. I could see there were already a lot of fire trucks, ambulances, police cars on the scene so I figured they had it under control. But I was really worried about these houses right here because it was blowing directly towards them,” said Kristina Taylor.

No injuries have been reported, and firefighters have not released information on what may have caused the fire.

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