Dona Ana County Fire Investigators: Hay Fire is Arson


POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:52am

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 8:57am

MESQUITE, NM - Fire crews in Dona Ana County are battling a massive hay fire.  Investigators suspect it is a case of arson.

The blaze broke out in Mesquite just after 11 p.m. Monday night when someone intentionally lit the hay stack on fire.  Mesquite is about 15 miles northwest of Las Cruces.

The fire has been burning through the night.  A recent drought in the area has created a water shortage, so firefighters can  only watch it burn.

No injuries have been reported.



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