Bernalillo County Firefighters investigate home explosion in East Mountains

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)– Bernalillo County Firefighters were called to a home explosion in the east mountains Saturday.

Firefighters tell us a victim in this case got a lot of help from his neighbors, but the home is a total loss.

It happened out on Camino Alto Road in Sandia Park.

Neighbors tell News 13 they heard an explosion and rushed over to pull the man inside of that home out onto the front lawn.

The man was transported to the hospital, but no word on his condition.

Very little of that house is still standing and the truck that was parked there is charred. BCFD says that truck a total loss as well.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

BCFD tells us nearly 30 firefighters were called out to battle that blaze. 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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