Young Lubbock father dies in fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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Young Lubbock father dies in fire

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office have released the name of the victim in Sunday's deadly house fire.

19-year-old Tyrell Smith was pronounced dead at University Medical Center, after a fire at his north Lubbock home.

Smith's father arrived at the home about 3:45 a.m. to find his son's home in the 2100 block of Duke Street full of smoke.

Investigators say a burner on the gas stove was left on, after Smith went to sleep.

Investigators say this young father's death could have been prevented. It seems, none of the smoke detectors inside the home was working at the time.

Coming up tonight, NewsChannel 11's Tiffany Pelt is talking to the Fire Marshal's Office and asking questions on what you need to do to keep your family safe in case of a fire.

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