Investigators calling an overnight fire at a Lubbock business suspicious - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Investigators calling an overnight fire at a Lubbock business suspicious


LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Investigators with the Lubbock Fire Marshall's Office say someone may have intentionally set fire to a Lubbock business Friday night. When firefighters responded, they found smoke pouring from the Dollar General at Melonie Square shopping center at 8004 Indiana. Shortly after the first crews arrived they called a second alarm to help battle the blaze.

"The fire is about 35-feet into the building along the west wall, and it's in some towels and some other clothing material," said Lubbock Fire Department Deputy Chief, Chris Angerer.

The Two Alarm fire took six fire-engines, two ladder-trucks, and 40-crew members to put out the blaze.

Authorities tell NewsChannel 11 they contained the fire to the Dollar General, but other surrounding businesses suffered smoke damage. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire.

Saturday, Garrett Nelson with the Lubbock Fire Marshal's office told us they believe someone intentionally set the blaze.

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