At least 16 fire department units battled a grass fire for more than two hours Tuesday and were able to keep it from spreading into a housing area, according to the Amarillo Fire Department.
At 5:09 p.m., AFD firefighters responded to the area near 1400 Kimberly Street on a reported grass fire. Crews arrived at the scene within five minutes and found a grass fire in the area near NE Eighth Avenue and F.M. 1912. In addition to 13 Amarillo Fire Department units, the Potter County Fire Department, Texas A&M Forest Service and the City of Amarillo Street Department responded to the scene.
Several houses to the west of the fire were threatened, but crews kept the fire from spreading into the housing area, AFD stated. The fire was considered contained at 7:32 p.m.
No structures were lost, and no injuries were reported. The Amarillo Fire Marshal's Office responded, and the fire is still under investigation.