Two fires within 10 hours leave two families homeless - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Two fires within 10 hours leave two families homeless

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Three people are safe after escaping through a window when a fire broke out in their home early Thursday morning.

The fire started out around 4 a.m. at a mobile home in the 300 block of 82nd Street. The blaze completely destroyed the home and damaged an SUV parked nearby. The fire also damaged a neighbor's carport.

Two men and a woman escaped without injury. They are now being assisted by the Red Cross. Firefighters from Lubbock and the Woodrow Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Another fire, that started around 7 p.m. Wednesday night near East 4th Street and Beech Avenue, severely damaged a home but the residents were not harmed.

Fire crews tell KCBD NewsChannel 11 that the family is safe and unharmed because of the working smoke detectors installed in their home. Smoke damaged the rest of the home.

The homeowners tell us they are insured and just thankful everyone is okay. Fire officials say the cause of the fire was electrical.

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