One dead, three injured in Texas house explosion

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Lubbock Fire Rescue and EMS responded to the 2800 block of 21st Street around 10 p.m. for an explosion at a central Lubbock home.

We’re told one person was pronounced dead on the scene and three additional victims were transported to UMC with serious injuries.

Hazmat teams were also called out to assist and told residents to avoid breathing the smoke because the fire could have been caused by potentially dangerous chemicals.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire. 

The Lubbock Police Department’s Persons Crime unit is also investigating.

The following is a news release from the Lubbock Police Department : 

Lubbock Police Officers were called to the 2900 block of 21st street, just before 10:00 p.m., on Tuesday, March 27th, to assist Lubbock Fire Rescue following reports of an explosion in the area.

Upon arrival, responding officers located multiple victims.  One of the victims was pronounced deceased at the scene, while three additional victims were transported to UMC by ambulance with serious injuries.

Lubbock Police are working with Lubbock Fire Rescue in order to properly secure the scene.

Detectives with Lubbock Police Department’s Persons Crime Unit are currently investigating.

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