Firefighters respond to three house fires over the weekend

Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department battled a blaze that severely damaged two homes on the 1700 block of Sam Houston (shown) early Sunday morning. The fire was called in around 1:30 a.m. and began with an electrical issue in the first house. The fires were finally under control around 4:30 a.m. as the blaze was difficult to control due to the high winds, according to authorities. An electrical issue was also the cause of another fire on Sunday evening on the 500 block of Bowie Street. Occupants of the homes made it out safely.