AFR: House engulfed in flames following gas explosion | KOB 4

AFR: House engulfed in flames following gas explosion

KOB Web Staff & Grace Reader
Updated: January 25, 2021 05:27 PM
Created: January 25, 2021 11:21 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A house near UNM's North Campus was fully engulfed in flames following a natural gas explosion Monday morning. 

Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews were dispatched around 10:30 a.m., and began fighting the fire defensively. The house fire was on the 1200 block of Princeton, just north of Constitution.

Neighbors told KOB 4 that the property was up for rent and didn't have any occupants. 

No one was injured as a result of the explosion. 

AFR evacuated a few nearby homes while NM Gas Co. worked to stabilize the broken gas line. Those neighbors have since been given the all clear to return to their homes. 

A gas pipeline leak is assumed to be the cause of the fire, but the incident is still under investigation. 


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