POSTED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:23pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:27pm
LAS CRUCES, NM — It was a scary Monday night for some residents in Las Cruces after a duplex caught fire.
Las Cruces firefighters were called out to Miranda street where flames were seen coming from a window and the front door of a duplex. Luckily, fire fighters stopped the fire from spreading beyond the unit. The elderly woman inside the duplex apartment says when she unplugged an electrical cord from the outlet, it can began to spark and the curtains caught fire. The duplex suffered moderate fire and heavy smoke damage. For now, the woman is staying with relatives. The fire investigator is still investigating the fire.