Three youths have been placed under arrest in connection with the April 14 fire that occurred at the old Ambassador Hotel at 3100 E I-40 in Amarillo.

A media release from Fire Marshall Jacob Diaz stated that the individuals were placed under arrest by the Amarillo Fire Marshall's Office on Tuesday, April 19th. The arrests are a result of the investigation conducted in the wake of the high-profile three-alarm fire that ravaged the empty building.

According to Diaz, the youths have been booked into the High Plains Youth Center on charges of arson. In the state of Texas, arson is a second degree felony that is punishable by a fine not to exceed $10,000 and/or imprisonment ranging from two to 20 years for each offense.

Additionally, the Fire Marshall's Office extended gratitude to the Amarillo Police Department's School Liaison and Juvenile Divisions for the assistance given in the investigation.

This is a developing story and more details will be provided as we receive them

The Abandoned St. Anthony's Hospital on Amarillo Boulevard


The 119-year-old abandoned hospital is a fascinating place for any who are lucky enough to be granted the chance to explore.

The sprawling building saw thousands of Amarillo's citizens inside its halls daily, all the the way until it was shuttered in 2001. But there are still incredible artifacts of the all-too-recent past tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the old St. Anthony.

The explorer who took these photographs gave the following information:

"Many rooms were left untouched, we found patient files, old prescriptions, a blood transfusion machine from the 60s, and microscopic slides of breast cancer from the 70s and 80s. I put one picture in here of some heart scans so you can see the dates and diagnosis of the patient, but marked out the patient’s names of course. During a time when mental illness was not understood, 76 exorcisms were documented to have been performed between 1909 and 1931."

Take a look inside the halls of the legendary abandoned St. Anthony's hospital