LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) — A fire broke out in an empty Las Cruces office building that firefighters believe the homeless use for shelter.
No one was injured in the fire around 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1400 South Valley Drive near Walmart, according to a Las Cruces police news release.
Police say firefighters had the fire under control by 7:40 p.m.
“Firefighters determined the building was likely being used as a shelter by homeless individuals,” police said in a statement.
The cause of the fire is under investigation and has not yet been determined.