Multiple fires keep crews busy New Year's Eve

Fireworks, food left on stove, Christmas tree blamed in fires

Firefighters spent New Year's Eve fighting several fires across the city and at least two of them may have been sparked by fireworks.

One broke out at a two-story house in the 600 block of Rigsby, near New Braunfels Avenue.

Two people suffered smoke inhalation, but both expected to recover.

The fire caused about $5,000 worth of damage.

Fireworks may also be to blame for a fire on the east side.

It broke out overnight in the 100 blk of Fuente Alley near South Walters.

Damage is estimated at around $10,000.

Food left on stove blamed in apartment fire

Firefighters say food left on the stove was the cause of this fire at an apartment complex at Southeast Military and South Presa overnight.

The fire started in one of the apartment buildings around 9:45 p.m. and people inside the building were evacuated.

No one was hurt but two units were heavily damaged.

Christmas tree cause of Northwest side fire

Later Monday night, another fire broke out at a home at Pasadena and Neer -- on the city's Northwest Side.

Flames could be seen coming out of the attic window and smoke emanating from the home.

Firefighters were able to quickly get those flames under control.

It looks like the fire may have been started by a christmas tree.

There's no word on how much damage was done.


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