Fire near NM Tech contained; three injured

Posted at: 05/13/2013 2:01 PM
Updated at: 05/13/2013 4:37 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

Crews have contained a fire near New Mexico Tech's explosives research and testing site.

New Mexico Tech officials confirmed to KOB Eyewitness News 4 that three people were injured in the fire.

Socorro Fire Department chief Joe Gonzales tells KOB 4 one of the injured was immediately airlifted to UNM Hospital with burns. The other two were initially sent to Socorro Hosptial, with one of those two subsequently airlifted to UNMH.

The fire burned one structure so far and was threatening to burn another. It is unknown at this point how acres have burned. 

Stay tuned to KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for more on this breaking story.