UPDATED: Firefighters have Timbercreek Canyon fire under control
The cause of a fire that burned in Timbercreek Canyon in Randall County remains under investigation.
The Randall County Sheriffs Department tells us a fire started at a home in the 200 block of South Timber Creek and Timber Creek Canyon near the area behind me.
Firefighters were on the top and bottom of the ridge trying to put a stop to the blaze that burned between five to ten acres.
The home that caught fire was a total loss.
Five homes in this area were immediately evacuated but residents are now able to return to their homes.
Authorities say we are lucky this didn't turn into a more severe situation.
"We have some firemen that were treated for heat exhaustion. They all did a great job," says Danny Alexander, Randall County Sheriff's Department.
Other than the firefighters who suffered heat exhaustion, there were no other injuries.
The Randall County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause of the fire.
We spoke with the Amarillo Red Cross who is offering help to those who have been affected, their number is 806-376-6309.
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Amarillo Emergency Management Assists in Wildfire Response
Responders report that five to 10 acres burned as a result of the wildfire, which has been declared under control.
In addition to Randall County, Amarillo and Canyon firefighters, the villages of Timbercreek, Palisades and Lake Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Departments also responded to this fire. There were no injuries to the public and evacuees are being allowed to return to their homes. The Emergency Operations Center is scaling back its activities.
Amarillo, TX – Several local agencies are on the scene of a fully involved wildfire that stemmed from a house fire in Timbercreek Canyon. Firefighters from Randall County and the cities of Amarillo and Canyon have responded, in addition to the Randall County Sheriff's Office.
Residents have been evacuated from at least five homes as a precaution at this time. Amarillo's Emergency Operations Center has activated to provide support services. The American Red Cross has a reception center has been set up at Cowboy Church located at 8827 S FM 1541.
Residents are asked to avoid the Timbercreek Canyon area until the wildfire has been contained.