Fire Marshall deems weekend apartment fire arson - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fire Marshall deems weekend apartment fire arson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Fire Marshal's Office now say that the fire that destroyed a vacant apartment complex in west Lubbock over the weekend is due to arson.

While leaving another call, firefighters saw smoke pouring from the Green Gables Apartments, near 19th and Quaker, around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Crews have been using the vacant apartment complex for fire training, so they were able to respond very quickly.

"'This is like a big training exercise for us just to be able to come out here and put the fire out. So its good practice for us," said Chris Angerer, Deputy Chief of Operations.

Investigators say the Green Gables complex is scheduled for demolition, so there were no utilities hooked up. Crews up out another suspicious fire there on September 2nd.

Neighbors say vandals have  been targeting the complex since it became empty in August.

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