APD investigates ‘suspicious circumstances’ surrounding deadly house fire

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Homicide detectives are investigating a fire at a northeast Albuquerque home where crews found two people dead Monday.

AFR responded to the fire around 4:48 a.m. and saw smoke coming from the home. Then, upon entering, they found two people dead near the front door.

A third person was found in another part of the home and taken to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation.

“There was sort of suspicious circumstances surrounding the scene when AFR got here and put out the fire,” said Gilbert Gallegos, APD spokesperson.

Police are working to identify the victims and figure out if they lived in the home. Police said there is no immediate threat at this time.

“I sleep with my fan on so that I don’t hear the gunshots at night because then I get scared,” said Laura Carmichael, who lives down the street from the home.

“There’s a lot of retired people that live on this street. You just don’t see this kind of police activity very much around here,” another neighbor said.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined.

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