AFR Responds to Two Structure Fires and a Backcountry Rescue Operation

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Posted On: 02/25/2024 @11:45 AM

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Albuquerque, NM –

Albuquerque Fire Rescue faced another demanding night as they were called to handle three notable incidents. Among them were two active structure fires and a backcountry rescue operation. In this article, we will delve into the details of both the rescue operation and the structure fires.

On February 24, 2024, at approximately 6:00 PM, Albuquerque Fire Rescue was dispatched to the Volcano Day Use Trailhead for a rescue. According to AFR, Engine 18 and the AFR Heavy Technical Rescue Task Force, which includes Squad 2, Engine 4, and Rescue 4, located the victim in approximately 10 minutes, about a mile into the trail.

The injured person received treatment on the scene and was then removed from the trail. Subsequently, Albuquerque Ambulance transported them to the hospital.

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Structure Fire Response at 1001 Madeira Dr SE

On February 24, 2024, at around 8:15 PM, Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to a call at the Madeira Court Apartments situated at 1001 Madeira Dr SE regarding a potential structure fire. Upon arrival, Engine 11 observed a three-story multifamily dwelling with an active fire on the first floor.

The fire was successfully brought under control within nine minutes of their arrival. Damage to the structure was limited to a single apartment, resulting in the displacement of one individual.

Fortunately, there were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters. AFR Fire Investigators were dispatched to the scene to ascertain the cause and origin of the fire, though no conclusion has been reached at this time.

Further information regarding this fire is currently unavailable.

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Lastly, also on February 24, 2024, just after 11:00 PM, Albuquerque Fire Rescue received a dispatch to 1307 Canyon Trail SW regarding reports of a structure fire at a single-story residential home.

Engine 14 reached the scene and observed light smoke emanating from the back bedroom. The fire was successfully controlled within 18 minutes of the AFR crew’s arrival. Minor damage to the structure was confined to the area of the fire.

A resident received treatment on the scene for minor smoke inhalation, but they did not require transportation. There were no reported injuries among firefighters.

The fire was determined to be accidental, resulting from a malfunction of a space heater.


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