Texas Wildfire In Amarillo, Potter County: Firefighters Battling Multiple Blazes Nearby

The Amarillo Fire Department (AFD) in Texas was battling multiple fires Sunday.

9th and Helium Road Fire

The National Weather Service advised everyone who lives near the intersection of 9th Avenue and Loop 335 in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, to evacuate immediately, as the fire spread over 500 acres and continues to grow.

A fire that started near 9th Avenue and Helium Road burnt the parking lots of Texas Oncology, Northwest Texas Healthcare System and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center, according to the AFD. However, the hospitals were not evacuated and patients inside were reported safe, local news outlet Tucson News Now reported. 

The fire was 50 percent contained. No casualties or structural damage were reported at this time.

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