Lea County Seeking Assistance After Weekend Grassfires

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

LEA COUNTY, N.M. - Lea County is seeking state and federal assistance following last weekend's nasty grassfires.

The county has filed the necessary paperwork and hopes to be declared in a state of emergency.

Grassfires have popped up just about everywhere from Maljamar to Lovington and Knowles.

All total, about a dozen structures have been destroyed from grass fires over the past week.