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Afternoon Attic Fire on North Florida Brings Out Fire Department

A fire broke out, this afternoon, at 809 N. Florida.

According to the Amarillo Fire Department, a structure at 809 N. Florida was found with smoke and fire in the attic area. Crews arrived on scene at 1:02pm and had the fire under control by 1:44pm.

The home was occupied when the fire started and both occupants were able to escape the structure unharmed.

The Amarillo Fire Marshall's office responded and determined that a warming fire had been started in a void area of the home that extended to the attic. Embers drifted to the attic, catching it on fire. The American Red Cross also arrived on scene and is assisting the victims of the fire.

18 firefighters and 6 units arrived on scene.

Damages from the fire are estimated at $6,000.

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