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Officials: wildfires are now 100% contained

Amarillo fire crews work to put out multiple fires (Courtesy Kaylee Babbs, Facebook)

Fire crews had all forward progression stopped at 3:30 p.m. The fire was officially called under control at 6:22 p.m.

The Amarillo Fire Department sent a total of 17 fire units out. Potter County Fire, Randall County Fire and Texas A&M Forest Service also responded.

The Amarillo Police Department, Potter County Sheriff's Office and Randall County Sheriff's Office assisted.

As of 2:51 pm, officials say the fire near 20th is now 100% contained. Crews are currently in "mop up" mode and watching hot spots to ensure the fire doesn't flare up again.

Overall, a total of 481 acres were burned.

No houses were lost, but a few storage buildings were lost. There were no injuries reported.

The Amarillo Fire Marshal's Office investigated and determined three areas of origin. Investigators could not determine what caused the fires, so they are being ruled as undetermined.


Amarillo fire and police responded to grass fires on Hastings Road between Western and Broadway shortly after 12 p.m. Officials are asking people to avoid the area.

Fire and police personnel are on the scene of multiple fires along Hastings, between N. Western and Broadway. Some homes in the North Heights area around NW 18th are being evacuated.

As of 2:45 pm, the fire is 50% contained.

Update: all roads have been opened back up.

Officials closed all roads at Hastings from Northwestern to Broadway at 3:04 pm. Amarillo Boulevard West from Mcmasters to Western is now reopened.





The Carver Early Childhood Academy is being evacuated and the children are being bussed to the North Heights Alternative School at NW 7th and Hughes. Carver Elementary students have been taken to Austin Middle School. Parents can pick up their children at their respective locations.


The Red Cross has opened a shelter for those who were evacuated from their homes due to the fires.









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