Update: 11:30 a.m.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Fire Department reported in an update that although no injuries had yet been reported, the warehouse facility in the 4100 block of E Amarillo Boulevard was considered “a total loss” after it was engulfed in an early Friday morning fire.
The department said that its crews responded to the fire at around 2:30 a.m. Friday, just west of the railroad tracks. A total of 15 fire apparatus and 39 personnel were deployed to fight the fire.
The cause of the fire, said officials, was still under investigation after 11:30 a.m. on Friday.
Amarillo fire officials also took the opportunity to remind community members of the importance of fire safety and prevention measures, including the “Get out, stay out, and call 911” rule.
Update: 9:07 a.m.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to the most recent update from the Texas Department of Transportation Highway Conditions map, traffic on Amarillo Boulevard between Grand Street and the Fritch Highway appeared to be moving after 9 a.m., after an early-morning closure caused by a fire in the area.
However, officials advised earlier on Friday morning that community members be aware of possible road closures or delays and choose alternate routes away from the area. Otherwise, drivers should also remain aware of possible first responders on or near the roadways around the scene of the fire.
Update: 6:05 a.m.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo Police Department confirmed at around 6:05 a.m. that firefighter crews were working to put out a fire on Amarillo Boulevard between Grand Street and the Fritch Highway on Friday morning.
As of 6 a.m., the Amarillo Police Department advised that traffic was closed in all directions on Amarillo Boulevard, and asked drivers to avoid the area and find an alternate route to school or work on Friday morning.
AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Amarillo Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire near Grand and Amarillo Boulevard on Friday morning.
MyHighPlains.com staff on the scene reported that the overpass on Grand and the Amarillo Boulevard and the service road in the area are closed due to the extent of the fire.
Drivers in the area should expect traffic delays in the area and should be cautious and aware of any crews that are currently working the scene.
This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.
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