Two firefighters taken to hospital after responding to structure fire near 114th and MLK

Published: Jul. 11, 2023 at 8:08 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2023 at 10:37 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Emergency crews responded to a structure fire in south Lubbock County Tuesday evening.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office responded to the fire at 7:30 p.m. near E 114th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

“When deputies arrived they observed a metal building with heavy fire and smoke coming from the building,” according to an LSO release.

No one was inside the building. Two firefighters from the Woodrow Fire Department were reportedly taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion. They were released around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

Crews blocked traffic on 114th Street starting from I-27. Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.