UPDATE: Apartment building ‘complete loss’ after early morning fire, 1 hospitalized with injuries | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – The Amarillo Fire Department said an early morning fire left a building “a complete loss,” after the blaze caused residents to flee around 2 a.m. morning wednesday morning. One person was taken to hospital from the scene with “unknown injuries”.

After finding the building on fire on the roof and in the walkways, firefighters began work to contain the flames in the Enclave Apartments on the 6200 block of I-40. While confined to the building that had previously been involved, the department reported around 8 a.m. on Wednesday that crews were still working to fully extinguish the blaze.

According to the department, firefighters were waiting for the fire to be completely extinguished before continuing their investigation into its cause. However, the ministry noted that the building was “a complete loss”.

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – According to the Amarillo Fire Department, crews responded to the Enclave Apartments on the 6200 block of I-40 early Wednesday morning. Residents were found trying to evacuate and were helped by response teams, who the ministry said will work through the morning to bring the blaze “completely” under control.

The department said crews arrived around 2 a.m. and discovered a fire originating from the roof and walkways of the apartment complex. Firefighters reported assisting in the rescue of residents on the upper floors of the complex as efforts to contain the blaze were underway. Searches were also underway early Wednesday morning to ensure everyone inside the complex had escaped, and the Red Cross was called in to help several residents.

“The fire appears to be contained within the building already involved,” said Jeff Justus of the Amarillo Fire Department. “The teams will work all morning to bring the fire completely under control.”

This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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