LUBBOCK, Texas — Volunteer firefighters were called to a camper fire at about 6:00 a.m. Thursday near FM 1585 and Avenue L. Firefighters asked for deputies from the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department to assist. Officials later confirmed, one person was found dead inside.
The name of the person was not yet released. The cause of death was not known, according to the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office, so officials do not know yet if the fire caused the death or if someone set a fire to cover up a death.
The Metro Unit and the State Fire Marshal were both requested.
An image from a photojournalist at the scene showed a travel trailer destroyed by fire. It was surrounded by crime scene tape.
Kristi Servantes send a video link the KLBK via private message. In the video Servantes narrates that she believed no one was inside the trailer as it burned. It turned later, there was a body found in the rubble.
A Department of Public Safety spokesperson said, “We had a trooper get flagged down by a motorist on FM 1585. The motorist reported the fire, but wasn’t sure of the exact address.”
“The trooper contacted LSO and Woodrow VFD to report of a fire in the area. The trooper was able to locate the fire and gave an updated location and address,” DPS said.
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