The Amarillo Fire Department was called out to the scene of a structure fire near downtown Sunday night.
Crews arrived at 508 North Taylor Street at 10:40 pm to find heavy smoke coming from the abandoned building.
The fire was brought under control about 11:20 pm and due to the conditions of the building it took 7 crews to put it out.
Damages were estimated at $50,000.
After an investigation took place by the Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office it was likely caused by squatters occupying the building.
To report vagrants illegally occupying an abandoned property, call the Amarillo Police Department at 806-378-3038 or Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office at 806-378-3025.