LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Five people have been displaced and one woman died after a fire started in a duplex in the 500 block of 42nd Street around 8 a.m. Sunday.
When firefighters arrived, they found one person who got out of the duplex but there were reports of another person still inside. When firefighters went in, they found 67-year-old Cindy Tipton in a back room. She needed CPR and was taken to University Medical Center where she died.
The A-side of the duplex was damaged by fire and smoke, and side B had some minor smoke damage.
The Red Cross was called to assist.
The Fire Marshal's Office says the cause of the fire was smoking in the presence of oxygen.