Crews respond to late night structure fire near SW 8th Ave and S. Florida St

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 8:29 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2023 at 1:01 PM CST
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire last night near SW 8th Ave and S Florida St.

According to the report, at around midnight the Amarillo Fire Department was called near SW 8th Ave and S Florida St on reports of a structure fire.

When crews arrived they found a home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the front corner of the house.

Firefighters were able to get inside the house to do a search and put out the fire.

The resident of the home was inside at the time of the fire, but made it out safely.

The house next door got a broken window and some parts of the siding melted due to the radiant heat.

The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire last night near SW 8th Ave and S...
The Amarillo Fire Department responded to a structure fire last night near SW 8th Ave and S Florida St.(AFD)

The Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of the fire was accidental due to the resident of the house charging their cellphone on the bed with a chain of battery packs they made.

The battery pack ignited the mattress and started the fire.