3 mobile homes destroyed in Wednesday night fire near Wolfforth

3 mobile homes destroyed in Wednesday night fire near Wolfforth
A mobile home fire in the 7900 block of 98th Street Wednesday evening. (Ryan Crowe/KCBD)

WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - An accidental fire near Wolfforth caused the loss of three mobile homes Wednesday night.

A number of fire departments from across the South Plains were on the scene of the fire in the 7900 block of 98th Street. The fire started just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of 98th Street & Alcove Ave.

Lance Barrett with Wolfforth Fire Department says an RV and one of the trailer homes were sharing a power generator that overloaded a circuit inside the trailer home.

The trailer was using what Barrett called a 'high resistance’ electrical heating unit that ultimately caused the fire.

In addition to the three homes, Barrett says a carport and large pile of debris were destroyed.

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Wolfforth, West Carlisle, Shallowater, Woodrow, Buffalo Springs, Ransom and Lubbock Fire Departments responded to scene. In addition, Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted by directing traffic in the area.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the fire.

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