Dozens displaced after firefighters battle apartment fire in SE ABQ – Albuquerque Journal

Firefighters battle an house hearth Thursday afternoon in Southeast Albuquerque. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

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A pair Of people have been injured and dozens Needed To Search out ancompletely different place To maintain after A hearth consumed An monumental An factor of a two-story house complicated earlier than being doused by hearthfighters Thursday afternoon in Southeast Albuquerque.

Firefighters battle an house hearth Thursday afternoon in Southeast Albuquerque. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

AFR spokesman Lt. Tom Ruiz said one particular person was hospitalized with a hand damage and two completely different people refused remedy. He said 24 flats On the complicated have been affected by flames and smoke and 31 residents have been displaced.

Ruiz said investigators have been making an try To discover out the set off and origin of The hearth however “a set off has not been decided Presently.”

He said hearthfighters responded round 12:15 p.m. to A hearth On The two-story complicated Inside the 1500 block of Columbia SE, shut to Kathryn. Ruiz said crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the second story of the constructing.

He said one resident was seen on a second flooring balcony and “was in want of rescue.” Ruiz said they used a ladder to rescue the resident As a Outcome of the house “was shortly filling with heavy smoke.”

He said ancompletely different resident was found Affected by smoke inhalation On the backside of the constructing. Ruiz said hearthfighters searched the constructing as crews fought As a lot as 40 foot tall flames coming from the roof.

He said they extinguished The hearth with out further incident.

Fire crews could be seen dousing the charred stays of an house In the midst of the complicated, in the direction of the east finish, as crowds seemed on.

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