Afternoon fire breaks out in Socorro

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An abandoned home went up in flames shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday on the south end of  Socorro near Interstate 25.  Socorro’s Assistant Police Chief Mike Winders said the cause is as yet unknown but could have been electrical or set by vagrants.

Conflagration

A firefighter cuts through a fence to allow access to mediate a fire which erupted at the southern end of Socorro Thursday while others spray down a burning electric pole above him. The empty home was burned to the ground in less than an hour.

Parts of Socorro lost power as Socorro Electric Cooperative turned off a section for safety.