UPDATE: AFR Extinguishes Fire at 4825 Jefferson St NE
By: ABQ RAW
Posted On: 10/21/2023 @ 5:50PM
Updated At: 10/21/2023 @ 8:45PM
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Albuquerque, NM -
At approximately 5:37 PM, emergency services received reports of a fire in the vicinity of 4825 Jefferson St NE, which is believed to be Chavez Concrete Pumping Yard.
Based on the information that we know, Engine 19 from Albuquerque Fire Rescue arrived at the scene and categorized it as a medium-sized, active structure fire. AFR has multiple units on-site working to extinguish the fire. According to scanner reports, there are flammable containers at this business, and AFR is actively working to ensure that they are safely moved from the burning structure or protected from the flames.
AFR has asked the Albuquerque Police Department to close the road, we are unsure if they are closing Jefferson or McLeod. Drivers are advised to avoid the area at this time.
This is a developing story.
On the evening of October 21, 2023, Albuquerque Fire Rescue received an urgent call reporting a potential structure fire at Chavez Concrete, 4825 Jefferson NE. Engine 19 (E19) responded to the scene, where they found a small commercial building with flames emerging from the overhead doors. E19 soon identified a commercial truck on fire inside of the garage.
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Albuquerque Fire Rescue brought the fire under control within just 15 minutes of their arrival. Luckily, the damage was mostly limited to the immediate area around the truck, sparing the rest of the structure. Unfortunately, the commercial truck's cab and engine compartment were a total loss.
Thankfully, in the midst of this fiery chaos, no civilians or firefighters were injured. As for the cause of the fire, it remains a mystery for now.
We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.