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Deadly Fire in Matador Overnight Under Investigation

MATADOR, TX - The Motley County Sheriff’s Office said an overnight fire was deadly in the City of Matador.

A family member confirmed to EverythingLubbock.com that a man, his fiancée and their 1-month-old baby died in the fire.

The Chief Deputy with MCSO said the fire started about 2:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Newlin Avenue.  

MCSO said it was not confirmed how many people died in the fire, and autopsies were scheduled for Thursday in Lubbock.

Three people got out of the mobile home alive and were taken by private vehicle to the hospital in Plainview.  

MCSO said Motley County Volunteer Fire Department responded and then asked for help from the Floydada VFD.

The Floydada VFD said on Facebook, “Our deepest condolences to the family in Matador affected by the early morning house fire. Thoughts and prayers are with you.”

MCSO said no criminal act was under investigation at this time.  The State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire.  


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