Foreclosed house fire may be arson

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Did a foreclosed homeowner have anything to do with a fire at his old house over the weekend? That’s something investigators are looking into.

Crews were called to the home off Bellamah in northeast Albuquerque on Sunday.

By the time firefighters arrived, heavy flames had taken over the garage and the house was badly damaged.

Earlier this month, police arrested the former owner of the home, 38-year-old Micah Hasselstrom.

They say he was still living in his foreclosed home when landscapers went to do some work there. They say he attacked them with a metal pipe then pointed a gun at the two men.

Investigators say the fire looks like arson. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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