Family of three killed in West Texas house fire

Deadly fire in Matador, Texas. (KLBK)
Deadly fire in Matador, Texas. (KLBK)

MATADOR, Texas (KLBK) — Three people died in a house fire in West Texas on New Year’s Day.

A family member confirmed to that a man, his fiancée and their 1-month-old baby died in the fire in the town of Matador, which is northeast of Lubbock.

Authorities say the fire started about 2:30 a.m. The Matador County Sheriff’s Office said it would not confirm how many people died in the fire, and autopsies were scheduled for Thursday in Lubbock.

Three other people got out of the mobile home alive and were taken by private vehicle to the hospital in Plainview.

MCSO said no criminal act was under investigation at this time. The State Fire Marshal’s Office will investigate the cause of the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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