Accident

3 people, 2 pets rescued from southwest Amarillo house fire

AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Three people and two animals were rescued from a house fire in southwest Amarillo on Friday night, according to Amarillo Fire officials.

Amarillo Fire Department officials say the department responded to a structure fire in the 4600 block of Cherokee Trail at about 11:27 p.m. When units arrived, they found a single-story house with an attached garage fully involved with fire.

The Randall County Sheriff’s Office was at the scene and had rescued two occupants evacuating the house.

Fire crews started extinguishing the fire and continued searching for people inside.

One person was found inside and rescued by firefighters, then immediately treated by fire and AMS crews.

Firefighters continued searching the home and were able to also get a cat and a dog out of the house.

The searches were soon ruled completed and the fire was brought under control just before midnight.

The occupant was taken to the hospital by AMS and treated for minor smoke inhalation. The pets ran from the scene as soon as they were removed.

Red Cross was requested to assist the occupants.

The Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office has determined this fire was accidental.

Written by Matthew Watkins

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