Students evacuated during fire at Sam Houston Middle School


Amarillo Fire Department units are on scene at a small kitchen fire at Sam Houston Middle School.

At 11:30, firefighters arrived on scene to find the school evacuating. It was reported there was a fire in the kitchen.

Firefighters entered the school and found two school staff members had extinguished a fire which had ignited on the back of a food warmer. The fire was out upon the AFD's arrival.

Crews searched for any fire extension, then called the fire under control at 11:42 am. Students and staff have been allowed back inside the building.

The Amarillo Fire Marshal's Office is on scene investigating at this time. No injuries have been reported.

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