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Fire on Eighth Floor of Albuquerque Senior High-Rise

Woman rescued from the fire floor


(KRQE, YouTube)


High-Rise Operations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  –  KRQE reports that Albuquerque Fire Rescue firefighters rescued a woman during a fire at a senior high-rise.

Firefighters responded to the Encino Terrace Apartments around 12:21 a.m. for a fire alarm.

The call was upgraded to an active fire while crews were responding.

When firefighters arrived, occupants were evacuating from the 11-story building and told firefighters the blaze was on the eighth floor.

The fire department said the building’s fire sprinkler suppression system had put out the fire before crews arrived.

A woman who had suffered injuries from the fire was found near the stairwell on the eighth floor.

She was rescued and transported to the hospital. Her condition is unknown. There were no other reported injuries

18 residents were displaced. The fire was contained to a single unit.

The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.


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