Structure fire damages Arch business

Freedom New Mexico

Firefighters from two Roosevelt County agencies were called to a structure fire in Arch around 3:30 p.m. Friday.

The fire, in a loading warehouse at Glen’s Peanuts on the east side
of Arch, destroyed commodity peanuts, pallets and other items valued at
an estimated $57,500, according to Arch Fire Chief Hugh Frank. The fire
also did an estimated $25,000 of damage to the building, he said.

Frank said an employee noticed the blaze inside the building shortly
after it ignited. At that time flames were reported 10 feet high. When
firefighters arrived on scene no flames were visible outside of the
building but smoke was coming from the metal structure.

Arch responded with three trucks and an ambulance along with nine
personnel. The Portales Fire Department sent one truck and two people
in mutual aid.

Frank said firemen were at the scene until shortly before 7 p.m.