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8/25/09

Two fires destroy two Lubbock buildings

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A home, and a garage were destroyed in two separate fires in Lubbock.

A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed a south Lubbock home. Authorities got the call for the two alarm fire around 1:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the fire was already in the attic, and flames were coming out of the roof. Thirty-two firefighters worked to get the fire under control, but not before the home's roof collapsed.

It is unknown what caused the fire, but luckily no one was inside the home when the fire broke out. The Fire Marshal's Office says the fire caused more than $ 100 thousand worth of damage.

Meanwhile, the Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office is calling an early Tuesday morning fire arson.   Neighbors called 911 around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning after a stand alone garage burst into flames in the 500 block of 43rd Street.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but the garage was destroyed. The house sustained minor damage. Investigators say the fire caused more than $20 thousand worth of damage, and that there are no suspects at this time.  

If you have any information you're urged to call the Fire Marshal's office at 775-2646.

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