Gas Leak Believed to Blame for Fatal Lubbock Home Explosion

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Lubbock authorities say they believe a gas leak is responsible for the explosion and fire in a home where a 25-year-old was killed.

Firefighters were called Friday night to the home where the victim, Herschel Potts, died.

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(Published Friday, Jan. 19, 2018)

The blaze is classified as accidental and remains under investigation.

The fire marshal's office says the explosion occurred in the attic at the one-story house but the source of its ignition isn't immediately known.