Crews douse fire in abandoned building near the ABQ BioPark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in an abandoned building near the Albuquerque Biological Park was brought under control Sunday and authorities said its cause wasn’t immediately known.

City fire department crews were called to the scene about 6 a.m. Sunday and reported seeing a large plume of smoke coming from a building.

Fire officials say there were no injuries but the building’s structural integrity is compromised as it has caught fire before.

The BioPark is an environmental museum that contains four separate facilities — a 64-acre zoo, a 36-acre botanic garden, an aquarium and a fishing lake/picnic area.

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