Wayne Street fire shuts down traffic as home burns, monitored overnight

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This article has been updated to reflect new information released by the AFD.

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – A home on the 3300 block of Wayne Street temporarily shut down traffic Tuesday evening, and brought multiple fire crews to work to extinguish what was described later as an “extensive amount of involved contents.”

According to the Amarillo Fire Department (AFD), firefighters responded to the scene at around 8 p.m. Tuesday evening and found a one-story home with fire visible from the backyard and back of the home. Because of its location and the size of the blaze, a 2nd-Alarm fire was called and nearby traffic was blocked by the Amarillo Police Department.

Before they could even begin to work on the home itself, the AFD reported having to begin fighting the fire from the backyard and “extinguishing a vehicle, a detached building and a large amount of combustible materials” to enter. After what was described as “an extensive overhaul,” and fighting the fire itself from multiple angles, the home was searched for more fire and ventilated.

No injuries were reported from the fire, and the AFD said the person who was in the home was outside by the time firefighters arrived. Because of the “extensive amount” of materials impacted by the fire, other units came to the scene throughout the night to monitor for “hot spots.”

The Fire Marshall’s Office was called to investigate the scene, and the opportunity was once again used by the AFD to remind the community of its “Close before you doze!” initiative.

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