AFR Currently Working Two Fires in the Metro Area

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January 2, 2024, 5:53 pm

By: ABQ RAW

Posted On: 01/02/2024 @ 10:35AM

Updated On: 01/02/2024 @ 8:00 PM

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Albuquerque, NM –

On January 2nd, around 10:30 am, Albuquerque Fire Rescue received a call about a fire in the vicinity of I-40 Westbound and 98th Street NW/Arroyo Vista Blvd NW.

This is reportedly a vegetation fire and Rescue 14 (R14) and Engine 14 (E14) have been tasked with handling this blaze. An eyewitness observed seeing black smoke while driving on I-25 southbound.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue is also handling a residential fire in the 1100 block of Sixth Street NW, which is near Mountain and Sixth Street NW. AFR was dispatched to this fire around 10:25 AM, at least 7 AFR units are on this scene, including one battalion unit.

According to scanner traffic, APD has been asked to help block traffic in the area, so drivers and onlookers are advised to avoid the area. AFR has asked that the utilities be shut off to the property.

We will update you if we learn more information on either fire.

Update:

At 3:45 PM, we received an update from AFR which said, Rescue 4 (R4) arrived on scene of a possible structure fire at a single-family dwelling. R4 reported light smoke coming from the roof. The fire was ultimately brought under control within 30 minutes of their arrival. Damage to the structure included significant roof and ceiling involvement. 

One civilian was assessed for injury, but they were not transported to a hospital.  A cause has not been determined at this time. 

No additional information available at this time. 

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