Update: LFR crews respond to fires in Central Lubbock Sunday evening

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(Nexstar Media Group/EverythingLubbock.com Staff)

LUBBOCK, Texas — A grass fire in Central Lubbock Sunday evening quickly spread and turned into a 2-alarm fire, according to Lubbock Fire Rescue.

The fire was reported around 8:00 p.m. in the area of 23rd Street and Avenue S.

According to LFR, a grass fire was reported in an alley which began to spread.

When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a shed and a vehicle on fire.

Nearby fencing and trees in several adjacent backyards also ignited.

LFR said embers from a large tree burning in one of the backyards also ignited several other small grass fires on 23rd Street.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fires.

The fire(s) caused damage to power lines and gas meters in the alley.

LFR said three homes were exposed to the fire(s) but only suffered minor damage to their exteriors.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office.

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