Update in weekend fire that destroyed building - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/30/09

Update in weekend fire that destroyed building

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Investigators believe the weather may have played a roll in a weekend fire that destroyed a building in north Lubbock.

They think the fire was started by homeless people trying to keep warm.

Lubbock Fire Fighters responded to a home in flames near north Avenue Q and Kemper around 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators found sleeping bags near the house. Luckily no one was injured, but the house was destroyed.

Garrett Nelson with the Lubbock Fire Marshall's Office says, "It burned a structure and often times we'll have vacant structures that will end up on fire because of someone making that mistake, they are cold and desperate."

If there are vacant building or homes in your neighborhood, the Fire Marshall's Office advises that you keep a close eye on them and call the authorities if you see people sneaking in to sleep.

They say these fires can spread to other homes.

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11/28/09
Fire destroys home last night Video included

Lubbock fire crews spent about an hour putting out a structure fire overnight. They responded to a call about a home in flames near North Avenue Q and Kemper at about one o'clock last night.

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