Police investigate arson

PNT staff

Portales Police are investigating a suspected arson at a house in the 1000 block of South Abilene Street.

Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said firefighters and police responded to a report of a fire at the residence about 8 p.m. Sunday.

Berry said they found a broken window and an incendiary device they believe was thrown inside.

Resident Jesus Zamora, 33, had put out most of the fire by the time responders arrived.

Although fire damaged the living room, Berry said the house is still livable.

“Right now, we are interviewing and trying to follow up on a few leads they’ve developed,” he said.