Peralta, NM (May 20, 2020) – A man was killed in a house fire that took place in the town of Peralta. The fatal incident was reported at around 11:45 p.m. on Monday night, May 18th.
According to authorities, police dispatchers received a call about a house fire from a young boy at a residence on Molina Road. Responders arrived within minutes of the call where they found the house entirely engulfed in flames.
Most of the residents were able to safely evacuate the home but one adult male was located deceased inside. Officials have not released any further information as the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal House Fires in New Mexico
According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, residential structure fires were responsible for an average of 6.1 fatalities and 25.3 injuries per 1,000 fires in 2018. Like anywhere else across the country, house fires in New Mexico are commonly triggered by negligent or criminal parties and other entities. Such an overwhelming incident can be extremely stressful and devastating, and it is important to have compassionate representation on your side, moving forward.
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