El Paso, Texas (KTSM) — A fire in Chaparral, N.M., destroyed six mobile homes and two vehicles were deemed a complete loss on Friday. High winds helped spread the flames, according to fire officials.
According to Dona Ana Fire Department Chief Shannon Cherry, the fire started underneath the first mobile home, quickly spreading to five others and reaching two vehicles and a storage unit. This happened at the 300 block of Gala Way in Chaparral.
“It is very difficult in these conditions because it moves so fast, you can’t get in front of it and you can’t get firefighters in between them because it would put them in a very grave danger,” said Cherry. “You need to hit different angles to try to stop that spread.”
The storage unit had exterior damage only. No injuries to residents or first responders were reported.
Units from the West Valley Volunteer Fire Department, El Paso Fire Department, AMR and four different law enforcement agencies responded to the fire.
The cause is still under investigation. We’ll bring you more updates as they become available.