Fire engulfs home in Ransom Canyon

Fire engulfs home in Ransom Canyon

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RANSOM CANYON, Texas -

Ravaged by flames fanned by fast winds was the inferno fueled by ammunition in the home, that's what witnesses said it sounded like.

"Well we heard somethings we didn't know exactly what it was," said Casey Baker, a Lubbock resident that was visiting Ransom Canyon. "We didn't know if it was the lumber falling down or the frame of the house when it was burning."

Rand McPherson the Ransom Canyon fire chief said volunteers received the initial call at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. He said fire crews had an important mission to tackle on, but the strong winds became a challenge. 

"That was our problem it was spreading up the hill even across the dry grass and all the brush, said McPherson. "We ended up with grass fires back behind this way and if they would of gotten any further we would of been in bad shape." 

Slaton, Roosevelt, and Buffalo Spring lake volunteer fire departments were also at the scene to assist in the efforts. The fire lasted more than three hours and no injuries were reported at the scene. McPherson said they are still unaware what may have caused the fire. The state fire marshal's office will continue to investigate. 

     

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