Update: 3:20 p.m.

Officials with the Amarillo Fire Department released information regarding an apartment fire in downtown Amarillo on Friday afternoon.

According to AFD, at around 2:01 p.m. on Friday, AFD was called to a fire at some buildings near the intersection of N Madison St. and NW 3rd Ave. to find the west side of a building engulfed in flames. AFD said the fire spread to the north side of the building.

AFD detailed that at least one wall collapsed, and no occupants were inside the building.

Officials said that crews were monitoring the fire, and no evacuations are needed at this time.

According to AFD this was an abandoned apartment complex and has been abandoned for a while.

AFD stated that this isn’t the first fire the department has fought at this location. The last time the department was out there, the south side of the building collapsed.

Original Story

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Amarillo Fire Department are currently on the scene of a fire near downtown Amarillo.

According to officials on the scene, two apartment buildings are burning near the intersection of NW 3rd and N Madison. Officials reported that two apartment buildings are burning.

Officials said they are fighting a “defensive fire.”

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

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