Albuquerque –

At around 1:00PM, firefighters from Albuquerque Fire Rescue were dispatched to Coors and Montaño for a vegetation/brush fire. When AFR units were initially dispatched, per radio traffic, structures were threatened by the blaze.

According the the app Watch Duty, the fire is under an acre, 1/10th of an acre, and responding crews were able to quickly knock down the fire and prevent it from spreading.

Drivers might see traffic on Montaño affected by firefighters working to extinguish the blaze.

If we learn more about this fire, we will update you.


The update that we received from AFR said “On 07/07/2024 at approximately 1302hrs Albuquerque Fire Rescue was dispatched to Coors and Montano under the  bridge for reports of a possible Wildland Fire in the area on the west side.  Battalion 4 arrived on scene and reported a small fire just under the bridge, approx. 1/10th of an acre, slow rate of spread and burning in light fuels/duff.  Crews made a direct attack on the fire with a hose line and hand crews finished extinguishment and completed mop up.  The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of their arrival.  No injuries of civilians or firefighters was reported.  AFR Fire Investigators were dispatched.  The cause is undetermined at this time.”


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