Sandoval County officials: Placitas structure fire contained

placitas structure fire
Photo courtesy: Sandoval County Fire

PLACITIAS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Sandoval County Fire Department says a structure fire in Placitas has now been extinguished.

Sandoval County Fire Chief James Maxon says firefighters responded to a house fire around 3 p.m.

He said a fire crew worked to extinguish the blaze as it spread up into the trees above the home and began spreading toward the mountain.

SCFD says several other fire crews from neighboring communities, such as Corrales, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo and Albuquerque, also assisted.

In total, 50 firefighters worked to contain the blaze.

Officials say the home is a total loss.

Chief Maxon says one civilian did sustain a burn injury and one firefighter was also injured. Both are expected to be OK.

The fire is currently under investigation.

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