Fire Fighter Injured During Fire

Fire Fighter Injured During Fire
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:30pm

Las Cruces - A Las Cruces Fire Fighter was injured while working a house fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Las Cruces Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Suzanne Street a little after 5:00 pm Wednesday. The first arriving crew encountered heavy smoke coming from the roof. The fire was brought under control in approximately 25 minutes.

One fire fighter suffered a non-life threatening injury when he partially fell though the roof. The firefighter was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The fire caused a significant amount of damage to the residence. The dollar value of the loss has not been determined. The origin and exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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