Firefighters respond to East Lubbock house fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Firefighters respond to East Lubbock house fire


Two people are left homeless after a house fire at 902 East 52nd Street broke out Thursday evening.

The fire started around 4 p.m. and it took four fire engine crews more than hour to get the fire completely put out. No one was home at the time but there was one dog inside, and three others outside in the fenced yard. All of the pets made it out with no injuries.

"Just got off work and heard a loud pop," said eyewitness Richard Cantu. He and another witness, Lupe Lopez, rushed to the home after seeing thick, black smoke start to come from the house.

"I could hear a dog so we broke down the fence and got the dog out," said Cantu. "We tried to get the fire out but apparently the water hose couldn't stand up to the fire. It was just too much, we did what we could."

About five minutes later, fire crews rushed to the scene. The fire marshall's office investigator say they're unsure of what caused the fire but it appears that it started in a back bedroom.

That room is completely destroyed and the rest of the home has extensive smoke damage. The Lubbock Red Cross have put the father and son living in the home in a hotel until next Tuesday.

A fund is currently being set up to help with monetary donations to the family. Check back with KCBD for an update.

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