Chaparral, NM (May 7, 2020) – At least two firefighters were injured during an electrical fire that broke out inside of a home in the Chaparral. The incident happened in the 400 block of Paseo Real Drive at around 3:44 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, May 5th.
According to authorities with Dona Ana County Fire & Emergency Services, the structure fire was started by an electrical short and contained within the home. The fire spread quickly but firefighters were able to gain control of the blaze shortly after 4:00 p.m.
Medical responders transported at least two injured firefighters to a local hospital. All injuries were reported to be non-life threatening but no further details were released.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fires in New Mexico
The national average of deaths due to fires back in 2017 was 2.3 per 1,000. At least 9.3 per 1,000 people suffered various injuries due to a structure fire during the same year. Residential fires in New Mexico, like anywhere else, tend to be tremendously severe and are often the result of another person’s negligent behavior. During such a time, it is imperative that victims understand their rights and how to safeguard them moving forward.
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