LFR is investigating 'incendiary fire' of former Villa Town Mote

LFR is investigating 'incendiary fire' of former Villa Town Motel

Posted:
LUBBOCK, Texas -

Crews were called to contain a multi-alarm fire around 5:00pm Monday at the location of the former Villa Town Motel.

LFR Division Chief Steve Holland told our FOX34 photojournalist that this is the second fire at this location Monday.

The first fire was around 10:00am Monday at the opposite end of the building. It was ruled as an incendiary fire.

An incendiary fire is defined as "a fire intentionally ignited under circumstances where the person knows the fire should not be ignited."

LFR is looking into what caused the 5:00pm fire.

There are no known injuries.

Anyone with information on either fire is asked to call crime line at 806-741-1000.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Mostly sunny Saturday, rain chance returns next week

    Mostly sunny Saturday, rain chance returns next week

    It'll be a mostly sunny Saturday, but the clear weather doesn't stick around for long. Get the updated forecast here in the FOX34 Weather Blog. 

    It'll be a mostly sunny Saturday, but the clear weather doesn't stick around for long. Get the updated forecast here in the FOX34 Weather Blog. 

  • Heavy rain in West Texas leaving cotton farmers anxious, uncertain for harvest

    Heavy rain in West Texas leaving cotton farmers anxious, uncertain for harvest

    Another week of rain means another week of anxious cotton farmers in the Lubbock area.  According to the National Cotton Council, West Texas produces nearly two-thirds of the state's cotton. Farmer Alan West said it is difficult to tell what kind of yield is available, given the heavy amount of rain recently.  "We don't want to jump into panic mode yet. It's hard to farm if you're not somewhat optimistic, but this is certainly testing our patience, testing ...
    Another week of rain means another week of anxious cotton farmers in the Lubbock area.  According to the National Cotton Council, West Texas produces nearly two-thirds of the state's cotton. Farmer Alan West said it is difficult to tell what kind of yield is available, given the heavy amount of rain recently.  "We don't want to jump into panic mode yet. It's hard to farm if you're not somewhat optimistic, but this is certainly testing our patience, testing ...
  • Lubbock unemployment rate down to 3 percent; 27 straight months of job growth in TX

    Lubbock unemployment rate down to 3 percent; 27 straight months of job growth in TX

    Lubbock's unemployment rate for September is 3 percent, down from 3.2 percent in August. 

    Lubbock's unemployment rate for September is 3 percent, down from 3.2 percent in August. 

Powered by Frankly