Car fire prompts evacuation of Highland Park ISD activity center
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) —
A car fire near Highland Park ISD Friday caused a short evacuation of a portion of the school.
Potter County Fire & Rescue Chief Richard Lake said their crews and the Amarillo Fire Department responded to the incident at the school's Mayfield Activity Center around 9:25 a.m.
That's where an engine problem or mechanical failure is suspected to have caused a car to become fully engulfed in flames. The car was also driven up on the sidewalk and Lake said a mechanical issue might be the cause of the car not stopping.
Lake said there were no injuries because of the incident but the activity center was briefly evacuated as a precaution.
According to Lake, the fire was under control in about 10 minutes.
The Amarillo Fire Marshall was called to determine exactly what happened.