Amarillo fire crews put out fire at a home for the 3rd time within the last month
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo Fire Department were called out to a house fire Tuesday morning for the third time within the last month.
About 6:12 a.m., fire crews with Amarillo Fire Department arrived to a house fire in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and South Rusk Street.
Firefighters found a house fully engulfed, with flames getting close to a house next door. They quickly worked to contain the fire so it wouldn’t spread to the house.
Crews used a ladder truck to put the fire out from the outside and had it under control about 7:00 a.m.
A resident made it out safely and was treated and released on scene of the fire. A police officer helped a evacuate a neighbor.
The officer took himself to the hospital and was treated for minor smoke inhalation.
Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating. This is the third time AFD responded to a fire a this home within the last month.
AFD said the last two fires were accidentally caused by a resident using a make-shift wood burning stove.
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