Discount Store Fire

Workers and customers had to evacuate the thrift and discount store earlier Wednesday evening after a fire broke out.

It happened around 7:30 at 16th and Washington street in Amarillo.

Employees from the store tell us they smelled smoke and evacuated everyone from the building.

Amarillo Fire Department officials say the fire started in an upstairs room at the back of the building.

The fire is out but heavy smoke damage is expected.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.