Crews battle fire at metal refinery northeast of Amarillo

Crews battle fire at metal refinery northeast of Amarillo
Flames billowed from the roof as crews battled the flames from the ground.

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Crews from both Potter County and Amarillo Fire Department were dispatched to a fire at the Asarco plant northeast of Amarillo early Tuesday morning.

Around 2;39 a.m., crews arrived to find an unused warehouse with heavy smoke coming from it.

During the blaze, an air-conditioning unit fell through the roof, but no injuries were reported.

Crews battle fire at metal refinery northeast of Amarillo

Around 4:15 a.m., the fire was brought under control.

The fire appears to have been caused by a fan motor of an air-conditioning unit.

Damages have been estimated at around $400,000.

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