ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire at 1700 Central NW that erupted after a gas line ruptured.
The New Mexico Gas Company was conducting regular maintenance on the line when gas ignited from a control valve being released, according to AFD. Two workers quickly got away and no injuries were reported
When firefighters arrived, they say blowing gas and 10-foot flames were coming from the hole. People were evacuated from nearby businesses and a city bus trapped in the area.
All lanes on Central from San Pasquale to Laguna were closed while firefighters extinguished the flames and cleaned up the area. The gas line was shut off and will be repaired by the New Mexico Gas Company.
The road has since reopened..