VIDEO: Albuquerque Fire Rescue answers several different types of emergency calls. One of the most common ones are house fires, but it’s rare that they involve a rescue. A few crew members shared the story of the most recent rescue with KOB 4.
Last month, AFR Station 16 in northeast Albuquerque got a call for a house fire on Camino del Sol in the early morning.
Capt. Kathryn Basile, driver Diego Padilla, firefighters Jarred Herrera and Jonas Vigil and paramedics Zachary Webb and Robert McGrath rushed to the scene.
“Initially, when we rolled up, it was just a little bit of smoke and then five minutes later, I saw the orange glow going through the roof. At that point, I knew it was a big fire,” said Diego Padilla, an AFR driver. An elderly couple was inside the home. A man was able to walk out, however, his wife was still inside.