LAS CRUCES — Firefighters were able to quickly contain an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Nevada Avenue early Saturday morning.
The call came in at about 4:30 a.m., and the first arriving fire crew witnessed moderate smoke coming from the front of one of the apartments of a four-apartment structure. The initial fire crew had the blaze contained within minutes after arrival.
Fire crews searched the four apartments and found no occupants inside. The occupants of the other three apartments were already evacuated unharmed.
The apartment suffered light fire damage but had heavy smoke damage. The adjacent apartment also had light smoke damage. According to fire officials, the fire originated on the living room couch. The preliminary damage estimate is $11,500. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There were no reports of firefighter or civilian injuries.