Massive fire burns in East Amarillo

Off I-27 and 26th Ave

Billows of smoke dominated the Amarillo skyline on Tuesday evening as a massive structure fire burned, destroying a warehouse.

The building, locating at 3007 S. Pierce Street, was home to a sign company, known as Courtesy Sign Company.

Fire officials said the blaze started around 7:00 p.m. and was under control by about 8:30 p.m. Fortunately no injuries were reported.

At least two explosions were reported.

Traffic in the immediate area was stopped by officials and a house near the building was evacuated as a precaution.

The Amarillo Office of Emergency Management requested that citizens avoid the area

. The fire burned extremely hot and quick, fire officials said.

Several people in the area taking photos and spectating caused a problem for emergency officials and made traffic congested.