The Las Cruces Fire Department extinguished a house fire early Sunday morning.
Las Cruces Firefighters were dispatched to the 1000 block of Larry Drive just before midnight Saturday for a residential structure fire. The first arriving fire crew witnessed heavy smoke and flames coming from the structure. There were several police officers and neighbors in the front yard and they believed the occupants were inside the home. Fire personnel searched the home and found no one inside the structure. The occupants of the house were not at home but were notified of the fire. The fire crews contained the fire within minutes after arrival.
The home suffered heavy fire, smoke and water damage. Damage estimates are not complete at this time. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
There were no reports of firefighter injuries.