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Posted on: November 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fire Damages Home on Wingate Road

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Las Cruces firefighters extinguished an attic fire that damaged a home early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, firefighters were dispatched to the report of a residential structure fire on the 1100 block of Wingate Road. Crews arrived to find smoke emitting from the roof of the home. The occupants of the home self-evacuated.

Firefighters determined the fire was concentrated in the home’s attic. Crews cut ventilation holes in the roof and were able to extinguish the fire within a short time. The home sustained smoke and water damage, but there were no reports of injuries.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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