Police: Woman arrested in connection to apartment fire in NE Albuquerque | KOB 4

Police: Woman arrested in connection to apartment fire in NE Albuquerque

KOB Web Staff
July 12, 2019 10:05 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Crews responded to an apartment fire on San Pedro just north of Montgomery around 4:30 p.m. Friday evening. Police said a woman was taken into custody. 


Albuquerque Police spokesman Darren DeAguero said a woman had called – saying that her sister was in the apartment complex and was trying to burn the building down. 

As the building was being evacuated, police said they searched for two infants who were found and are being treated for smoke inhalation. One infant was taken to the hospital. Later, an adult was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

Tom Ruiz with the Albuquerque Fire Department said all are believed to be in stable condition.  

One of the apartment buildings has been declared a total loss. About 24 apartments were impacted by the fire. 

Fire crews will remain on scene throughout the night to ensure the fire is under control. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com for updates.


KOB Web Staff

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