ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – One individual was transported to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation injuries following a house fire in northwest Albuquerque late Sunday evening. Albuquerque Fire Rescue reports that a unit was dispatched to a home on Zickert Place near Rio Grande Blvd. and I-40 around 10:58 p.m.


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The department reports smoke and flames were seen coming out of the single-story residence. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze and the cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

AFR states that a victim was found during the search of the residence after it was extinguished. That individual was later transported to UNMH with minor smoke inhalation injuries.

The victim’s identity is unknown.