ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A mobile home is destroyed and two other homes damaged after a fire broke out just after 4 p.m. near Edith and Montano.
A woman visiting Albuquerque for Balloon Fiesta, from New Jersey took cellphone Monday and rushed to see what she could do.
“Being a hot air balloon pilot I wanted to see if I could help and immediately saw the house engulfed in flames. Made sure everyone called 911,” Christine Serra said.
There was so much smoke part of the road was closed to traffic while Bernalillo County.
Richard Garcia was home at the time of the fire when he heard a popping noise and realized his neighbor’s trailer was on fire and burned down in about three minutes. He has suspicions how it started.
“I’ve always suspected a meth lab there and even called police on occasion to come out and check a meth lab and they say and there was nothing there to be found back them,” Garcia said.
Garcia’s home suffered damage in the back.
Nobody was hurt, but a dog died in the fire and a cat is missing.