More than 40 firefighters from Doña Ana, Otero and El Paso counties have contained several fires in Chaparral that destroyed at least three homesThursday afternoon. The first fire crew responded just after 3 p.m. to find a mobile home in the 400 block of East Lisa Drive fully engulfed in flames. Windy conditions caused the fire to spread to nearby homes, destroying at least two more. Fire investigators are working to determine how many structures were homes and which ones were outbuildings. The fire also damaged a recreational vehicle that was parked on one of the properties. Two firefighters from Otero County were transported to an El Paso-area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. Another firefighter was treated and released on the scene. No civilian injuries were reported, and it is unknown if any pets were injured or lost in the fire. Doña Ana County Sheriff's deputies, with the assistance of the Otero County Sheriff's Office, worked to control traffic around the area. At this time, traffic remains blocked on East Lisa and McCombs, and at East Lisa south on Amparo Road. Motorists are advised to avoid the area until first responders have cleared out. Fire crews are still working to contain hot spots on each of the properties, and to ensure that neighboring structures are not affected. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is working to help displaced families with any resources they might need.
Deputies with the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office are helping to control traffic around a residential area in Chaparral where at least three mobile homes are on fire.
Just before 4 p.m. Thursday, Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the 400 block of East Lisa Drive. They are being assisted by at least one fire department from El Paso County.
The area is just east of McCombs, between Coles and Amparo Road. Motorists in the area are being asked to clear the way for emergency crews and first responders.
The cause of the fire is unknown. There are no injuries reported at this time.
More information will be sent out as soon as it becomes available.