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Firefighters control fire at Telshor Tower Plaza


An office at Telshor Tower Plaza, 755 S. Telshor Blvd. caught fire Monday, Oct. 30.

Las Cruces Fire Department vehicles and more than 40 firefighters responded and put out the fire within an hour.

LCFD officials on the scene said there were two “civilian injuries,” both cases of smoke inhalation.

Upon arrival, firefighters found substantial flames coming from second-floor windows of the building, the city said in a news release. Attempted fire attacks through an interior stairwell were hindered by zero visibility and intense heat, prompting LCFD to shift tactics to gain access to the second floor, using ladders and additional firefighters who entered from the rear. Limited access to the second floor and a significant amount of stored materials posed challenges. No other nearby buildings were damaged. An investigation into what caused the fire continues. An estimated cost of damages caused by the fire has not yet been determined.