No one was home when a neighbor spotted smoke billowing from beneath a two-story home not far from Los Alamos High School at about 3 p.m. Monday.
Fire Marshal Michael Thompson credits the man for being observant and calling 911.
“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.”
Los Alamos firefighters responded to 1735 Questa St., and were able to keep the residence intact, but extensive smoke did permeate the structure.