- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque motel and apartment complex made famous in the 2007 movie “No Country for Old Men” has been severely damaged by a fire.

The Albuquerque Fire Department says a blaze Tuesday destroyed a number of units at the Desert Sands and forced 22 fire department units to the scene.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero says the fire was so large and intense that firefighters had to work quickly to prevent it from spreading to the surrounding buildings.

Officials say two people were transported to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Desert Sands is located on Albuquerque historic Route 66. It was the scene of a final shootout in the movie “No Country for Old Men” starring Oscar-winner Javier Bardem.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide