A 59-year-old woman died early Saturday morning in a South Valley house fire, according to the Bernalillo County Fire Department.
Firefighters arrived at the home in the 1600 block of Patton near Isleta SW shortly before 4 a.m. to find an “intense” fire that had fully engulfed the home, said spokesman Larry Gallegos. They then found the woman dead, he said.
The woman’s son told firefighters that his mother had some difficulty moving around, but Gallegos didn’t know whether that contributed to her death.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.