A fire at a two-story home on Questa, not far from Los Alamos High School, was tapped out by Los Alamos firefighters Monday afternoon.
The structure remains intact, but there has been extensive smoke damage to the residence.
Fire Marshal Michael Thompson credits an observant neighbor who noticed smoke coming out from what he initially thought to be the door area of the home.
"He tried to put out the fire but then noticed more fire coming from the crawl space underneath the home and immediately called 911," Thompson said. "His quick action helped keep the fire from spreading."