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Texas Wildfire: Firefighters Battling Multiple Blazes In Amarillo, Potter County

News by Joey Jordan Published on 19 Mar,2018 Updated on 19 Mar,2018

Hundreds Of Firefighters Battling Multiple Blazes In Amarillo, Potter County

  • Firefighters in Amarillo have been fighting multiple fires in the Potter County.
  • The crews are currently responding to the second fire in Potter County.
  • The Potter County Fire Chief, Richard Lake said the fire is burning into the CrossBar Ranch on the Bureau of Land Management Land. 
  • The National Weather Service advised people living near the intersection of 9th Avenue and Loop 335 in Amarillo to evacuate immediately.

Firefighters in Amarillo and Hartley County have been battling multiple blazes in the area, said Amarillo Fire Department. It reported the crews were responding to the second fire in Potter County.

The Potter County Fire Chief, Richard Lake said that the fire had been burning into the CrossBar Ranch on the Bureau of Land.

 
CAPTION: Firefighters battling multiple blazes in Amarillo
 
SOURCE: International Business Times

The fire, which is estimated at 3,000 acres, has destroyed eight structures and five more structures are in danger, the Texas A&M Forest Service Dispatch Tracker reported.

According to the Amarillo Fire Department, the fire burnt the parking lots of Texas Oncology, Northwest Texas Healthcare System and Texas Tech University Health Science Center. However, all the staffs and the patients are safe and have not been asked to evacuate.

 
CAPTION: Wildfire in Amarillo getting under control
 
SOURCE: abc7amarillo

The City of Amarillo updated the condition of fire time to time on Twitter

Facebook had activated the crisis responses for the wildfire so that the residents could mark themselves safe.

The National Weather Service has advised the people living near the intersection of Loop 335 and 9th Avenue in Amarillo to evacuate as soon as possible. It also announced the fire spread over 500 acres and continued to grow.

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