HOBBS, NM (KWES) - A Hobbs couple is safe after a fire broke out in their backyard but lost their home in the flames.
The fire started Thursday night when they used a gas can to light the grill when cooking outside.
It sparked up and spread through the home.
Firefighters were able to put out the fire but the home is a total loss.
50 percent of the home sustained heavy fire damage, while the rest was smoke damage.
The woman was treated for smoke inhalation but has been released from the hospital.
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