Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Families displaced in apartment fire

LUBBOCK - A fire damaged five homes Tuesday in an apartment complex near the Marsha Sharp Freeway and Quaker Avenue, injuring one firefighter and displacing several families.

The fire broke out just after 6 p.m. at the Raleigh Place Condos in the 4400 block of 21st Street, where it burned the outside of the building as well as attic space.

No residents were injured, but one firefighter was treated by EMS after a piece of sheetrock fell on his head. Fire officials said the injury was not serious.

Chris Angerer, deputy chief with the Lubbock Fire Department, said investigators have yet to determine the cause of the blaze...(Continue reading Josh Hull's story: Fire damages Raleigh Place Condos, displaces families)