DEVELOPING: LFR responding to fire at Elkhart Apartments - FOX34 Lubbock

UPDATED: Fire at Elkhart Apartments accidental

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LUBBOCK, Texas -


Five adults and three juveniles are displaced after a fire at the Elkhart Apartments this afternoon. 

Lubbock Fire Rescue reports resistance heating of a damaged extension cord caused the fire, classifying it as accidental. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire after it had spread into the attic space from the apartment where it started. 

No one was hurt. 

The Red Cross assisted with the displaced families. 

Lubbock Fire Rescue is responding to a fire reported at the Elkhart Apartments near Resthaven Cemetery. 

Firefighters are currently on scene. No reports of injuries at this time. 

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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