Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Father, Son Lose Possessions in Mobile Home Fire.(Journal North)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

TAOS A father and son escaped an early-morning fire in their El Prado mobile home Tuesday, but lost all of their possessions in the blaze that fire officials are calling a $20,000 loss.

Jim Fambro, administrative fire chief of the Taos Volunteer Fire Department, said the trailer fire was fully involved when firefighters arrived at the Faust Lane scene minutes after receiving a call at 2:47 a.m.

"They are lucky they weren't killed," he said. "There was no smoke detector, and if the boy hadn't awoken and alerted his father, this could have been a tragedy. As is turned out, they were able to get out the back door before the whole structure went up in flames. …

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