The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Grassfire mostly contained


November 4, 2008

Firefighters from around the area had a Roosevelt County grassfire 90 percent contained as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Chief John Bridges.

Bridges said the fire burned about 2,000 acres of grassland and some firefighters remained on the scene watching for hot spots.

The suspected cause of the blaze is arcing electrical lines, Bridges said.

Firefighters from Portales, Clovis, Arch, Muleshoe, Texico and Dora battled the grassfire, which was east of U.S. 70 and south of N.M. 202 (Cacahuate Road).


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