Fire engulfed a historic house at 355 East Palace Avenue on Thursday evening, shooting flames above the roofline of the two-story structure at the corner of Martinez St.
Santa Fe Assistant Fire Chief Eric Litzenberg said there was no one inside the building when flames engulfed the structure after 8 p.m. Four engines from the Santa Fe Fire Department responded, along with two ambulances and four command vehicles. Litzenberg said the entire structure was “pretty much involved in the fire.”
Firefighters were attacking the flames with massive amounts of water and were scouting other fire hydrants to tap because of the need to set up additional aerial trucks. Fire officials warned that they would be “sucking a lot of water” to fight the fire, and that would impact the supply to residents of the city’s north side.
William Field of William Field Design, who has his office in the building, was on hand to provide drawings of the floor plan for firefighters.
The Historic Santa Fe Foundation lists the Francisca Hinojos House at 355 East Palace Avenue. The building has been divided into six separate offices and studios for other professionals.
Fire officials alerted Santa Fe County that its firefighters would have to respond to any other calls until they got this one “knocked down.”