Fire Costs Lubbock Business Owner $50,000 - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/29/06

Fire Costs Lubbock Business Owner $50,000

It might have been severe weather that started a fire that cost one Lubbock business owner $50,000. NewsChannel 11's Jennifer Vogel spoke with the East Lubbock business owner about where they will go from here.

We don't have the official cause of the fire quite yet, but the owner believes a near-by tree might have been hit by lightning. He says that act of nature combined with our dry weather conditions were a recipe for disaster.

Arthur Kinney, owner of A.K. Pallets says, "My grand baby called and said 'Pops, the place is on fire.' I really thought he was kidding cause sometimes they kid like that, but he said, 'No pop, I'm not kidding this time."

A.K. Pallets is a family owned business that has been in Lubbock 30 years. "When I got here, most of the damage had been done." Emotions were raw as flames could be seen for miles; and the amount of damage or injuries were unknown. "All of my equipment was inside the building, my forklift burnt up, a lot of saws."

$50,000 of pallets and equipment were lost. But after the fire, Arthur says it's thanks to emergency crews for keeping his family and neighbors safe. "I got lucky my grand kids didn't get hurt, fortunately my neighbor's house didn't burn down. It could've been worse."

A.K. Pallets does not have insurance but they are planning on moving their business to a covered shed so it will be easier to get insurance. If you would like to help, you can call Arthur at (806) 747-7136.

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