Update 3:28 p.m.

The Amarillo Fire Department reports that 12 department units responded to an afternoon fire in the area of NW 2nd and Amarillo Blvd. after multiple callers said they had seen heavy smoke in the area.

Upon arrival, AFD said crews found a single-story home with heavy fire coming from the rear and a detached garage fully involved. A tree, two vehicles, and several old tires were also burning.

AFD said winds had pushed the fire into the field behind the home and jumped the railroad tracks.

Crews arrived at 2:05 p.m. and were able to get the fire under control at 2:28 p.m. said officials.

Original Story

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – Around 2 p.m. on Thursday, heavy smoke from the northwest Amarillo area, south of US Highway 60, was visible on the KAMR Local 4 News Roy McCoy Downtown Weather Camera.

MyHighPlains.com staff is currently on the way to the source of the apparent fire, though its source or any extent of damage was not confirmed as of 2:15 p.m. Drivers and community members in the area should be aware of possible road closures or delays near the fire and first responders who may be on or near the roadways.

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