Grass fires consume 5,000 acres of land

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

More than 5,000 acres of grassland have burned in three days from multiple fires in Quay and Harding counties.

Eleven fire agencies responded to five fires ignited by lightning in Harding County, said Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall.

“The different crews did an outstanding job of containing and putting out the fires,” Stall said “Over 3,000 acres of grassland burned during Wednesday’s fire.”

On Monday more than 2,000 acres of grassland were burned from two separate fires near San Jon. Several agencies including Logan responded to the fires, which threatened several homes.