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      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.