Crews Stop Spread of 600 Acre Grass Fire in New Mexico

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LOVINGTON, N.M. - (AP) - New Mexico authorities say a grass fire south of Lovington has been fully contained after charring about 600 acres.

State Forestry officials say the so-called Iron Draw fire was spotted Monday afternoon and was driven by wind gusts of up to 27 mph.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

The fire was burning in the vicinity of US 162/180 and Pro Valley Road. It was on private property and no structures were lost.

Crews are mopping up and will continue to patrol the fire area for hot spots throughout Monday night.