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. 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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