AMARILLO, Texas – Several buildings have been destroyed by a fast-moving grass fire that began outside Amarillo, Texas, on Monday.
In a Facebook post, the Potter County Fire Department said crews were able to protect hundreds of buildings and dozens of vehicles from being destroyed by the Cadillac Fire. But unfortunately, homes and other builds were lost.
County officials said four homes and 11 outbuildings were destroyed, but luckily, no injuries were reported.
The fire broke out Monday afternoon and quickly began to spread.
As the fire spread, several agencies raced to the scene to try and contain the blaze.
And as of Tuesday morning, the fire was about 143 acres and was 95% contained.
Fire conditions in the area were described as "critical" by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center on Monday.
Dry conditions, strong winds and warm temperatures created conditions that would have allowed fires to grow and quickly spread if they were to begin.
Residents in the area were asked to limit activities that could have caused a spark, leading to a fire.