Five people home when early morning fire starts - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Five people home when early morning fire starts

Posted: Updated:

AMARILLO - One Amarillo family is still assessing the damage after an early morning fire sparked at a mobile home.

Residents of that mobile home say they feel lucky to be alive. Five people were inside when the fire started around 7:30 Sunday morning. It happened at 2008 North Arthur Street.

The home did not have fire alarms, so the five people inside didn't wake up until much of the home was up in flames.

One woman says she might not be here to tell the tale if a neighbor hadn't come to wake her up. "I went to straight to the window and got a lamp fixture and broke it and I tried to come out and I told him to come help me and then I just jumped out," Pamela Clem said.

Fire officials have not released an official cause for the blaze, but residents told us they believe it was sparked from an electrical issue.

One resident inside the home was sent to hospital with minor injuries, but some pets inside the home didn't make it out alive.

  • Local HeadlinesMore>>

  • Midland Goes Green With Solar Compactor

    Midland Goes Green With Solar Compactor

    Midland is going green in a very high-tech way that is also saving tax dollars.
    Midland is going green in a very high-tech way that is also saving tax dollars.
  • "Run or Dye" 5K Event Held in Midland

    "Run or Dye" 5K Event Held in Midland

    It was a colorful start to the Easter weekend with the “Run or Dye” 5K on Saturday morning in Midland. About 1,000 people showed up to the Scharbauer Sports Complex to run and get splashed with color along the way.
    It was a colorful start to the Easter weekend with the “Run or Dye” 5K on Saturday morning in Midland. About 1,000 people showed up to the Scharbauer Sports Complex to run and get splashed with color along the way.
  • Midland Firefighter Needs Donations to Fight Cancer

    Midland Firefighter Needs Donations to Fight Cancer

    30-year-old Aaron Hughes is a driver and paramedic with the Midland Fire Department. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. Aaron tells NewsWest 9 that he had an ulcer on his tongue that wouldn't go away. The doctor performed a biopsy on it and a few days later Aaron found out he had carcinoma. 
    30-year-old Aaron Hughes is a driver and paramedic with the Midland Fire Department. He was recently diagnosed with cancer. Aaron tells NewsWest 9 that he had an ulcer on his tongue that wouldn't go away. The doctor performed a biopsy on it and a few days later Aaron found out he had carcinoma.