LUBBOCK, Texas — Lubbock Fire Rescue and volunteer firefighters have been called to a location right on the border between the city and county in Northeast Lubbock.
The fire started shortly after 4:30 p.m. LFR said brush caught on fire, and later provided an update to say it spread to at least five home. As many as 10 homes may have been involved.
LFR said brush trucks and water tankers are part of the response but there are not enough water hydrants in the area. (Part of that neighborhood is outside the city.)
The address given by LFR was near East 1st Place and Olive Avenue. It was described as a fire in a residential neighborhood. The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office said it started as a grass fire and spread.
LFR said extraordinary high temperatures made it harder on firefighters. At 4:53 pm, the National Weather Service recorded a temperature of 106 degrees in Lubbock. A rehab unit was on scene for firefighters to help them recover between work cycles.
LFR, along with volunteer firefighters from Idalou, Roosevelt, Woodrow, Buffalo Springs, and Ransom Canyon responded. So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
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3 houses on fire in North East Lubbock pic.twitter.com/F4hDpjLudv— Chris (@Itschris_G) August 13, 2020