Deadly Apartment Fire

Two people are dead after a fire rips through an Amarillo apartment building. It happened around 3:30am this morning at the Meridian Apartments located at Rusk and Sixth.

59 year old Mary Jane Ellis died at North West Texas Hospital and 63 year old Dony Ray Ellis died on scene.

Amarillo Police Special Crimes and the Fire Marshals office continue to investigate this afternoon to determine if the fire was an accident .

Officials say one person remains in critical condition in the Lubbock Burn Unit. Two people remain at BSA from breathing problems.

More than 30 families are now displaced by the deadly downtown fire. If you'd like to help these fire victims call the Red Cross at 376-6309.