Officials identify victim in Thursday morning house fire in northwest Amarillo
AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Amarillo Fire Department identified the victim who died in a house fire early Thursday morning in northwest Amarillo.
AFD said 72-year-old Betty Moore was found dead outside of the house fire. No other injuries were reported.
About 4:21 a.m., fire crews were called out to the structure fire in the area of North Travis Street and Northwest 15th Avenue this morning.
Officials said when crews arrived, they saw fire coming from a bedroom window in the front corner of the house.
In the front yard, Amarillo Fire Department found a dead victim, identified as Moore.
Fire crews went inside of the home and found a fire contained to the bedroom with high heat throughout the home. AFD brought the fire under control at 4:41 a.m.
An investigation revealed that two neighbors, who were getting ready for work, smelled smoke and went to the house to help.
They opened the bedroom window and found Moore, who was wheelchair bound. They pulled her out to the front yard.
No one else was inside the home.
Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office said the fire was unintentional, but the cause is undetermined.
Copyright 2023 KFDA. All rights reserved.