Update (3:26 p.m.)

Officials with the Amarillo Fire Department released more information regarding the Thursday morning fire in the 800 block of South Manhattan St.

When units arrived around 9:36 a.m., officials reported smoke and heavy fire from the back of the single-story home, according to a news release from the department. Officials also saw a downed power line in the backyard of the home, which caused officials to call Xcel Energy to shut off the power.

According to the release, firefighters went into the home and put out the fire. The occupant of the home, who was outside when firefighters arrived, was checked out by AMS for minor smoke inhalation.

Officials said the fire began in a bedroom addition with a separate attic. The Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire to be accidental and was caused because of a dog knocking over a lit candle. The dog was reported to be safe.

“The Amarillo Fire Department would like to remind you to never leave a burning candle unattended,” the release said.

Original Story:

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – According to MyHighPlains.com staff on the scene, the Amarillo Fire Department, police, and others were responding to a fire in the area of the 800 block of South Manhattan Thursday morning.

According to AFD officials, firefighters responded to the area at around 9:40 a.m. on Thursday and arrived at the scene to find fire blowing out from the back of the impacted home. A powerline also fell onto a neighboring shed during the course of the fire, and officials noted that Xcel Energy was notified to cut off the line.

Officials said that while the homeowner was present at the time of the fire, there were no reported injuries.

Heavy smoke was visible in the area of the fire as well as multiple emergency vehicles on or near the roadway. Drivers should be aware of possible delays or closures in the area as officials continue to respond to the situation.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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