Firefighters investigate Amarillo residential fire

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire believed to have started as an electrical fire in a closet.


irefighters are investigating a fire that occurred at 1619 N. Williams St. last night.

The fire started around 10:45 p.m. May 6.

Neighbors reported seeing sparks coming from the home when the fire started. The video here is in part raw video shot by an onlooker.

Firefighters were quickly able to put out the blaze, and the family that lives in the home was evacuated safely.

Residents say they have no idea how the fire started, but it is believed to have been an electrical fire in a closet, though that has not been confirmed at this time.

This is the same house where in 2007 James David Handy was murdered.