OJO CALIENTE, N.M. (WR) — A fireplace that torched a historic New Mexico bathhouse constructed within the 1800s stays below investigation.
Investigators say a blaze Thursday destroyed the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa in northern New Mexico after crews battled the fireplace for hours.
Taos County Fireplace Chief Mike Cordova says the fireplace might have been worse and may need unfold into the primary constructing had crews not subdued it.
No accidents had been reported.
“The partitions are nonetheless standing, however the historic bathhouse shall be thought-about a complete loss,” Taos County Fireplace Marshal James Hampton informed the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Ojo Caliente is on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations. The positioning dates again to the Tewa talking Pueblo individuals.
Antonio Joseph, a territorial consultant to Congress, had the bathhouse inbuilt 1868, making Ojo Caliente mineral springs one of many nation’s first pure well being spas, the corporate’s web site says.