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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Raw video: Amarillo Warehouse Fire 4-18-2012

KVII: CONNECT AMARILLO, TEXAS -- Billows of smoke dominated the Amarillo skyline on Tuesday evening as a massive structure fire burned, destroying a warehouse.

The building, locating at 3007 S. Pierce Street, was home to a sign company, known as Courtesy Sign Company.

Fire officials said the blaze started around 7:00 p.m. and was under control by about 8:30 p.m. Fortunately no injuries were reported.

At least two explosions were reported.

Traffic in the immediate area was stopped by officials and a house near the building was evacuated as a precaution.

The Amarillo Office of Emergency Management requested that citizens avoid the area. The fire burned extremely hot and quick, fire officials said.

Several people in the area taking photos and spectating caused a problem for emergency officials and made traffic congested.

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