ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Firefighters are still investigating what started a fire that badly damaged a business in Nob Hill early Thursday morning. The incident began at 2:30 a.m. and also caused damage to three gas meters and a power line.
Video from the scene shows smoke coming out of the Skyway Trading Co. Inc. building on Central and Richmond. Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews say the building’s structure was badly compromised.
Fire crews report they will remain at the scene for much of Thursday to make sure the fire doesn’t rekindle. “Our fire investigators are on scene and are looking for both a cause of the fire and to see exactly how much damage was caused,” said AFR Lieutenant Tom Ruiz.
The business opened in 1978 and is a local favorite. At this time the extent of damage is unknown. It’s unclear how the fire may have started.
There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters.
A KRQE News 13 viewer who lives in the area of the fire sent in videos of the blaze.