Cause of East Lubbock fire under investigation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Cause of East Lubbock fire under investigation

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Investigators with the Lubbock Fire Marshal's Office spent Saturday evening looking into what started a fire in Northeast Lubbock.

The blaze broke out around 8 p.m. in the 1800 block of N. East 2nd Street. Firefighters on the scene contained the fire to the front of the house, but it is still too early to know if it is a total loss. There is extensive smoke damage throughout the house.

The owner, Tommie Williams, believes a burning candle started the fire. He tells KCBD he stayed inside fighting the flames, but they got out of control. The flames singed his sweatshirt. He says he doesn't have insurance.

Neighbors were also on the scene offering to help Williams. The Red Cross is offering assistance. 

Investigators have not released an official cause of the fire.

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