Los Alamos emergency officials were allowing residents return to the Caballo Peak Apartments Monday night, following an investigation into an explosion and fire that injured one man early Monday morning. About 100 residents were evacuated to allow law enforcement and fire officials access to the building.
The Red Cross had set up a shelter for any of the residents from Caballo Peak Apartments at the Karen McLaughlin Hall on Central Avenue.
At 4 p.m. Monday, no one had shown up to use the shelter.
At 4:30 p.m., county officials allowed residents to return to the apartments and are breaking down the shelter, as it was no longer needed. The apartment where the explosion happened remains secured and under investigation.
Police have identified the only injured person in the incident as a male. His condition still remains unknown.
Los Alamos Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Preston Ballew said the criminal investigation they opened up this morning is continuing.
“This case remains active and we are following up positive leads,” he said.
Police and county officials had evacuated all residents from Caballo Peak Apartments and had closed off the complex to everyone except those who have official authorization to be on the property. The decision was made about noon.