Saturday house blaze kills dog & leaves occupants displaced

(PRESS RELEASE)

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –At approximately 3:36 AM on October 17, 2020, AFR responded to single story residential structure fire located at 1115 Tomas St SW.

Engine 14 and Rescue 14 were the first units on scene at 3:42AM, and reported heavy smoke coming from the house. Engine 14 and Rescue 14 made entry into the house to search for any occupants and extinguish the fire.

The fire was quickly under control and extinguished before it could consume the whole house.

A neighbor reported the fire and alerted the occupants to evacuate. The smoke detectors in the house were reported to not be working.

A dog is deceased despite resuscitation efforts by AFR crews.  No injuries to the occupants or firefighters.

The occupants of the house have been displaced. The origin of the fire is under investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

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