Fire Leaves Family Homeless - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/22/02

Fire Leaves Family Homeless

A fire started Monday morning at a mobile home park in northeast Lubbock destroying the home of a Lubbock family. Fire investigators say there was no smoke detector inside the home.

Virginia Torres told Lubbock fire investigators she smelled smoke while she was sleeping. Torres says she woke up and saw smoke in the house. Torres told fire investigators she immediately grabbed her three and nine-year-old daughters, the cordless phone, and called 911.

Torres's husband, George, had already left for work by that time and says his family is doing okay. "You never think it is going to happen to you. You see it happening to people everyday. You do what you can to help. When it happens to you, it is different. I am glad everyone is safe. Material things can be replaced," George said.

The Fire Marshall's Office estimates $5,500 in damage to the home. As far as what caused the fire, investigators think a child was playing with a lighter inside the home. But the Torres's say their children were asleep when the fire started.

The South Plains Red Cross chapter helped the family with clothing. If you would like to donate clothes to the disaster relief of Red Cross, call 765-8534.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

    The Latest: Highly-decorated Virtue, Moir win ice dancing

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-20 01:21:34 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:54 PM EST2018-02-20 19:54:44 GMT

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

  • Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol

    Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-20 04:32:13 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-02-20 19:48:01 GMT

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

  • Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Trump offers support for background checks on gun buys

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:04 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:47 PM EST2018-02-20 19:47:04 GMT

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

    Dozens of teens spread their bodies across the pavement outside the White House on Monday to symbolize the dead in the Florida school shooting and call for stronger gun controls.

Powered by Frankly