Four people were displaced after a fire that heavily damaged a small apartment building early Friday in Central Lubbock.
Heavy smoke and fire coming from a two-story building were present when Lubbock Fire Rescue arrived at the Campbell Apartments in the 1700 block of 18th Street at 4:10 a.m. on Friday.
According to the Lubbock Fire Rescue, defensive operations were conducted until the fire was “knocked down” and crews were able to advance inside the structure to completely extinguish the fire.
Lt. Michael Loftin of the Lubbock Fire Marshal’s Office said the building is owned by Campbell Properties. It has four units inside, but one was vacant. One tenant was not home at the time of the fire, while tenants in two other apartments were able to evacuate the building before fire crews arrived within three minutes of getting a call, he said.
There were no injuries, Loftin said, but four people from those three apartments were displaced.
“Red Cross is assisting them,” Loftin said.
The Lubbock Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the origin and cause of the fire.
“The cause is undetermined at this point. I’ll need to talk to the occupants a little bit more,” Loftin said. “We were able to find the area of origin, and we have no reason to suspect any foul play or anything like that.”
Loftin said the fire started in the bathroom of one of the downstairs apartments.