Investigators look into what sparked fire at Albuquerque business
October 20, 2018 07:28 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Around 9 a.m. Friday on Roehl Road, Pallares Custom Interior went up in flames.
On Saturday, neighbors in the area were still shaken up.
“I thought ‘oh my God’. It was bad. It was really bad, scary. It was kind of scary,” said Margaret Lopez.
Lopez lives down the street. She said she saw a big plume of smoke in her neighborhood, the road was blocked and no cars could get through.
Bernalillo County and Albuquerque fire crews were busy trying to put out the flames. 15 units contained the fire after about an hour, but they stayed behind until around 4:30 p.m. to make sure nothing flared up.
BCFD said no one was killed and luckily the fire did not touch other homes and businesses in the area.
“Well I’m thankful it didn’t get worse. It could’ve been worse. It was bad enough,” said Lopez.
The smell of smoke still lingers in the neighborhood, but it doesn’t bother Lopez.
She said the most important thing is no lives were lost.
BCFD is still investigating the cause of the fire. They could possibly have an answer early next week.
Created: October 20, 2018 07:28 PM
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