Incident Summary:

02/17/2005: A home under construction in the Volcano Cliffs development near Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico was set ablaze. The arson destroyed the $350,000 custom home. There were no casualties in the incident. The owner of the home stated that he had trouble since the start of the construction with equipment being stolen and vandalism as well, believed to be committed be people who oppose the building of homes in that open space. The perpetrator(s) remained unidentified.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:

New Mexico


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bill Rice, owner of a new private residence under construction
Specific Description private residence under construction in Volcano Cliffs development in Albuquerque, NM
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $350,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Carolyn Carlson, "House Fire Could Be Arson," Albuquerque Journal, February 19, 2005.
"Volcano Cliffs Fire Ruled Arson," Albuquerque Journal, February 26, 2005.