AFR: 1 killed in NE Albuquerque apartment fire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fire rescue crews say one person was killed in an apartment complex fire Tuesday morning in northeast Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Fire Rescue crews responded around 7 a.m. to reports of a fire at a complex on Utah Street, near Wyoming and Copper.

Upon arrival, crews found the complex on fire with heavy smoke. Once they brought the fire under control, they found one person dead inside.

No firefighters were injured. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Property managers were at the apartment building hours after the fire to board up units and help residents find a place to stay. They did not provide comment to KOB 4 when asked about the incident.

This is the second deadly fire in less than two weeks. There was a deadly fire recently at Silver and Stanford near UNM, and Albuquerque police are investigating it as a homicide.