Chase Closed Until At Least Noon Tomorrow

The Chase Building in Downtown Amarillo is still closed tonight after being evacuated earlier this afternoon. It will not re-open until at least Tuesday at noon.

The Amarillo Fire Department says a water leak dripped from the twelfth to the seventh floor, where it short circuited the electric system, cutting off power to the entire building.

Fire fighters were called in to make sure the odor wasn't coming from a fire within the walls. After examining the scene, officials didn't find any immediate safety threats.