Powerline fire shuts off electricity in Amarillo

Amarillo, TX --  A large swath of Amarillo from I-40 down Washington St. towards I-27 lost power after a power line caught fire early Monday morning.

Amarillo firefighters responded to an explosion near the 26th Avenue exit off I-27 around 2:30am.

Firefighters found an electrical line in flames.

They extinguished the blaze with-in an hour.

The power remained off through the morning between the area of Amarillo College and I-27.

Xcel expected to have the power back on for these customer before afternoon.