House Fire in Amarillo

An afternoon house fire in southwest Amarillo leaves one family homeless.

The Amarillo Fire Department says fire happened around 1:30 in the 5600 block of southwest 43rd.

Fire officials tell us the fire damaged the back half of the house and the main hallway...and most of the other rooms suffered smoke damage.

Fire investigators determined that plumbers sweating copper in the house accidentally caused the fire. The loss is estimated at $140,000.