RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Multiple agencies are investigating what sparked a deadly fire north of Rio Rancho early Sunday morning. Sandoval County Fire & Rescue reports that in addition to its units, cress from the Rio Rancho Fire Department, Sandoval County Sheriff’s Office, and State Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a structure fire in at a trailer on Hidalgo Road and Northern Blvd. around 2:50 a.m.
SCFR states that during firefighting operations two victims were found dead inside the trailer. The cause of the fire and cause of death are currently under investigation.
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Extensive damage to the structure was also reported by officials. The victims have not been identified.