UPDATE: LFR identifies victim from Friday's deadly NW Lubbock ho

UPDATE: LFR identifies victim from Friday's deadly NW Lubbock house fire

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

UPDATE: 12/30 3:30 pm

A man is dead after an explosion that sparked a fire in the attic of a home in northwest Lubbock.

Friday night, Lubbock Fire Rescue responded to 5606 8th street and discovered flames coming from a garage.

Fire marshals report a gas leak caused the explosion, that sparked flames that they said damaged 80 percent of the home.

They do say the fire was accidental, but have not pinpointed a source of the leak or cause of ignition.

Herschel Potts, 25, was found dead at the scene.

Red Cross was called to assist one adult female, two children and one infant. 


Fire marshals report the fire was accidental but have not released a cause.

They confirmed one adult male was fatally injured by the fire. 80 percent of the home is damaged. An investigation is still on going. 


The Lubbock County medical examiner's office and fire marshals are investigating into a house fire reported near 8th Place and Chicago Ave. Friday night.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud "bang" before the fire broke out and one witness told FOX34 an officer told him one victim died inside.

In a Facebook post, Lubbock Fire Rescue reported the fire was contained to the garage, and one woman and three children -- including an infant -- were taken in by the Red Cross.

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