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Ten AFR Units Tackle Early Morning House Fire

By: ABQ RAW Staff

Posted On: 11/15/2023 @ 10:35AM

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Photo Credit: Jeff Hartzer - IG: @abqonscene

Albuquerque, NM -

On November 15th at 2:25 AM, units from Albuquerque Fire Rescue (AFR) responded to a distress call reporting a house fire at 1109 Granite Ave NW. The situation unfolded with a rapid response aimed at ensuring the safety of both residents and their pets.

Upon arrival, the fire crews observed smoke billowing from the attic space, signaling the urgency of the situation. Fortunately, both residents of the home managed to evacuate safely, accompanied by their dogs. The firefighters immediately went to work, locating the source of the fire in the attic and gaining control over the blaze.

Numerous videos posted on Instagram by Jeff Hartzer, @abqonscene, reveal flames emerging from the roof, posing a potential risk of igniting nearby trees and an adjacent property. However, AFR effectively managed to confine the fire, preventing its spread.

Photo Credit: Jeff Hartzer - IG: @abqonscene

Despite the efforts of the AFR, the house sustained heavy damage, which has displaced its occupants. Acknowledging the challenges faced by those affected, AFR Command took proactive steps by reaching out to the Red Cross on behalf of the residents.

The AFR's swift response involved 10 units, deploying a total of 27 firefighters to combat the fire and ensure the safety of the community. Thankfully, no injuries were reported among the residents or the responding firefighting team.

Preliminary investigations suggest that the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental, stemming from an electrical issue in the attic. No other information is available at this time.

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