13 People Displaced by Saturday Fire

Published 05/03 2014 08:07PM

Updated 05/04 2014 06:10PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- Lubbock Fire Rescue released more information after a Saturday evening house fire in the 5400 block of 48th Street. A fire started at one residence and was spread to another by the wind. The second residence to catch fire was a group home.

“Eleven occupants have been displaced,” LFR said in a written statement. “The structure suffered extensive exterior fire damage, 40% interior fire damage, and 100% smoke damage.”

Two people were left homeless by the fire in the first residence.

“One firefighter was transported to University Medical Center for symptoms of heat exhaustion,” LFR said. “The Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.”

Neighbors said they heard an explosion and saw smoke flames coming from a shed in the backyard. Neighbors also said the fire then spread to the back of the first house.

One woman said when she heard the explosion she thought it was another dust storm until she opened her back door and found herself just inches from the flames.

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