Hotel Fire at Budget Inn Displaces 15 People in Alamogordo


Approximately 15 people were displaced by a fire incident, and all were long term residents in the Budget Inn Hotel in Alamogordo on White Sands Blvd over the weekend. Teamwork between Alamogordo Police Department, Alamogordo Fire Department, American Red Cross and Mountain View Church ensured all affected parties were provided lodging, food and assistance to ensure they had safe lodging for the weekend.

The fire happened a little after 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at 2404 N. White Sands Boulevard. Thirteen rooms within the hotel were damaged and the building suffered significant structural damage, according to the Alamogordo Fire Department.

There were no reported injuries.

The people displaced in the fire were all long-term residents of the hotel, according to the Alamogordo Fire Department.

The first arriving fire unit reported heavy smoke coming from the north side of the
building. It was quickly confirmed that all rooms had been evacuated, utilities were
shut down and interior fire operations were put into place. Chief 1 arrived on scene
and assumed command of the incident.
Mutual aid was requested from Otero County Emergency Services and Holloman
Fire Department.

Heavy smoke pushing out of the vents and eaves of the structure indicated that the
fire was in the attic area. Crews were sent on the roof to vertically ventilate the
structure. A coordinated ventilation and suppression operation quickly ensured the
fire was suppressed in the attic space.
No adjacent buildings or powerlines were damaged. Thirteen rooms within the hotel
were damaged and the building suffered significant structural damage. There were
no reported injuries associated with this fire.

The on-scene resources included AFD Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 5, LT10, LT20,
Inspector 1, Chief 1, multiple off-duty AFD Firefighters, Boles Acres Fire Ladder
218 and Rescue 245, and Holloman Fire Engine 14 and Training Chief 1.
American Medical Response Med 1 provided medical rehabilitation for the
firefighters working this incident.
Alamogordo Police Department assisted with Traffic control and nearby

Alamo West Fire Rescue Engine 114 and Oro Vista Fire Rescue Engine 710 were
staged at Fire Station 1 to cover calls while crews were on-scene of this incident.

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