Five semi-trucks destroyed during fire at Amarillo truck stop


Early Wednesday morning, the Amarillo Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire at the Hana Travel Plaza (11301 I-40). 

Upon arrival fire crews found 5 semi-trucks burning in the parking lot. One of the semis contained an oxidizing agent (pool cleaner) which caused it to create oxygen as it burned and enhance the fire. Another semi was full of recycled plastic, adding to the toxic fumes. 

Firefighters were able to bring it under control at approximately 6:40am. Crews will remain on scene for a while to ensure complete extinguishment. 

No injuries were reported. Amarillo Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

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