Authorities probe Chaparral fire

 Doña Ana County

Investigators from the Doña Ana County fire marshal’s office says they have yet to determine the cause of a fire that gutted a 900-square-foot garage in Chaparral.

Fire crews from Chaparral, Anthony, Chamberino, La Union and La Mesa responded to the fire, which was reported just before 7 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Hermosa.

Capt. Kellen Tarkington with Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services, said units from Otero County and El Paso County also assisted in getting the fire under control. Several tanker trucks were also needed to shuttle water to the fire.

No injuries were reported during the fire, which destroyed the auto body repair business and several cars inside.

Fire investigators spent most of Thursday at the scene trying to determine the cause of the blaze.

Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call the Doña Ana County Fire Marshal’s office, (575) 647-7921.



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