EDCOUCH — A house fire that broke out here Thursday morning, and which spread to a total of three homes, is under investigation, according to the Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s Office.

The fire started shortly before 10 a.m. at 300 W. Pacific Ave., according to investigator John Franz. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene and one man suffered a sprained ankle as he evacuated his home.

The cause of the fire remained undetermined as of Thursday afternoon, and Franz said the scene of the multi-structure fire will be difficult to investigate because the house where the fire started was reduced to rubble.

“We will, however, continue to investigate,” Franz said.