LFR: Fire-damaged apartment building demolished for safety reaso

LFR: Fire-damaged apartment building demolished for safety reasons

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UPDATE from Lubbock Fire Department Facebook page: 

LFR responded to the scene with a normal structure response and the call was upgraded to a 2nd alarm after initial units arrived on scene and found heavy fire showing from multiple apartments. 12 minutes after the initial call the roof collapsed and the incident became a defensive attack. LFR had 11 fire apparatus on scene to help control the fire. 9 people were displaced and given assistance from Red Cross. LFR FMO office determined the fire was accidental in nature with unknown cause. The building was determined to be unstable and a demolition company was called to tear the building down for safety reasons.

UPDATE 3:30pm: Lubbock Fire Department Capt. Kevin Ivy said LFR was called out to Hunters Way apartments this afternoon for reports of an apartment fire.

Upon arrival, crews found two apartments on fire and initiated second alarm. 

8 apartments were affected and the extent of the damage is unknown at this time. However, Ivy said parts of the roof are caved in and two units have heavy fire damage.

LFR reports everyone in the affected apartments were evacuated, there were no reported injuries.

At this time there is no word on where the fire originated and it's under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY 3pm 7/11: Fire crews are battling a fire at Hunter's Way apartments near 56th and the W. Loop. 

Heavy smoke can be seen billowing from the building. Residents are being evacuated. 

Lubbock Fire Rescue has asked the public to stay away from the area. 

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