Las Cruces – Las Cruces Firefighters extinguished a fire Christmas morning that threatened a thrift store in West Las Cruces.
The fire department was called to a report of a structure fire near Amador and Valley at around 4:30 a.m. Fire units located a large volume of fire burning on the exterior of Good Start Industries located in the 400-block of South Valley Drive. Crews extinguished the blaze within minutes of arrival and confined it to the outside of the structure. Firefighters forced entry and found no signs of fire extending into the store.
The fire caused minor structural damage, however smoke was present throughout the entire building. The total damage to the building and cause of the fire has not been determined. The structure was not occupied at the time of the blaze.