ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Albuquerque Fire is investigating two fires in northeast Albuquerque. One fire was near the Big-I and broke out around 3 a.m. Friday. It was two houses down from Thursday’s fire.
AFR is also investigating a fire that broke out at a residential fire Thursday evening around 7:30 p.m. on the 400 block of Hannett Ave. NE. Officials say smoke and fire were visible coming from the street side of the house. Due to the imminent collapse of the roof, crews were told to evacuate the house. No neighboring houses were damaged by the fire.
Neighbors say they heard loud pops just before the fire erupted and quickly grew. “I heard an explosion, like a bomb, and before you know it, I went out the back door and there was already a gulf of flame,” said a neighbor.
There were no reports of injuries to fire crews or civilians. The house was empty at the time of the fire. AFR has not released any more information about either fire.