Red Cross assists those displaced by Nob Hill motel explosion

Albuquerque News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- The American Red Cross is helping 16 people left without a home after an explosion at a motel in Nob Hill on Friday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the Hiway House Motel in the area of Bryn Mawr Dr. and Central around 8:30 p.m. Albuquerque Fire Rescue says the explosion caused extensive structural damage to the building with multiple units affected inside the motel.

One person was taken to the hospital for treatment. Their condition is unknown.

There were no reports of smoke or flames. It is unclear what caused the explosion. New Mexico Gas Company was at the scene Saturday morning.

The Red Cross says they have been helping the individuals who were displaced with basic necessities like clothing and hygiene products. They also worked with the motel to find those people a temporary place to stay.

“The plan is to put them back into the existing facility when it opens again,” said Doug Keaty with the American Red Cross.

KRQE News 13 asked the Albuquerque Police Department if there was an update on the cause of the explosion but have yet to hear back. KRQE News 13 will provide updates as they are made available.

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