When the fires started, you could hear explosions near the scene. The fires started around 1 a.m. and quickly spread from structure to structure with the winds that were blowing.
Three to four vacant homes were destroyed by flames. FOX 2 Roadrunner Bobby Hughes was the first news crew on the scene. He actually noticed a man inside one of the homes. He told firefighters about the man and they got him out.
It turns out the man is homeless and had been staying in one of the homes for some time. The man says he was asleep and his dog woke him up.
Fire fighters were able to contain the fires to those vacant homes and the gas main rupture is under control.