Fire damages Mesalands Community College building roof

Freedom New Mexico

A fire at Mesalands Community College on Friday damaged a large portion of the roof on the west side of the building.

Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said that the fire was reported at 8:53 a.m.

Five fire units responded to the fire, which took two hours to extinguish.

Mesalands’ Director of Public relations John Yearout said there was extensive damage to the west-side roof. Investigators are still trying to determine a cause.

Portions of the college affected by the fire include several offices, the fitness center and the book store.