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AFR Extinguishes Residential Fire & Abandoned Structure Fire

Posted By: ABQ RAW Staff

Posted On: 10/05/2023 @2:30 PM

AFR E12 File Photo
AFR E12 File Photo

**Albuquerque Fire Rescue Swiftly Controls Devastating Structure Fire, No Injuries Reported**

On the evening of October 4th, around 5:45 PM, Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to a potential structure fire at 11417 Linn Ave NE, a single-story family home.

Upon receiving the distress call, Engine 12 (E12) from Albuquerque Fire Rescue arrived on the scene to discover a nightmarish sight. The entire structure was engulfed in flames, with fire and smoke billowing from all sides.

With an admirable and rapid response, the dedicated crew of E12 tackled the blaze, deploying their extensive training and experience to control the fire's devastating advance. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes after their arrival, preventing further escalation and potential dangers. A neighbor residing near the fire-affected home shared their perspective on the incident, describing it as "a very scary event." They went on to express their gratitude for the strong sense of community that rallied to provide assistance and praised the prompt response of the firefighters, noting that there were no human casualties and all beloved pets were also safe.

Regrettably, the residence suffered complete destruction. According to AFR, no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. The fire's origin has been attributed to an accident. No further details are currently available.

AFR E5 File Photo
AFR E5 File Photo

**Albuquerque Fire Rescue Swiftly Contains Blaze at Abandoned Structure, No Injuries Reported**

Late in the evening on October 4th, at around 11:07 PM, Albuquerque Fire Rescue received an urgent call for assistance at 433 Tennessee SE, where there were concerns of a potential structure fire. The site in question was an abandoned and unsafe single-family dwelling.

Upon their arrival, Engine 5 (E5) reported an active fire coming from the reported location. However, the firefighters from E5 wasted no time, managing to bring the flames under control within a mere 8 minutes of their arrival.

Unfortunately, the abandoned dwelling sustained extensive damage, resulting in a complete loss. Despite the intensity of the fire, no injuries were reported among civilians or the firefighting team who tackled the blaze.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, with no additional details available at the time of this posting.

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