Grassfire Near Hobbs, New Mexico Burns Four Homes

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEW MEXICO - Our mobile news bureau travelled to north of Hobbs where some residents in the small town of Knowles were evacuated on Friday.

Fire officials tell NewsWest Nine, four homes have burnt along with a barn.

As of right now they don't believe there have been any injuries or fatalities due to this fire.
They wanted us to stress to the public in that area to stay put, they don't want anyone one the roads between Hobbs and Lovington, they say the visibilty is very low in that area due to the smoke.

Smoke that could be seen as far as Seminole.

Authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation for residents north of Hobbs between New Mexico Highway 18 and New Mexico Highway 132.

State Forestry Spokesman Dan Ware says the fire has charred between 10,000 acres and 14,000 acres and has crossed the New Mexico-Texas state line north of Hobbs.

Fire officials say there are four grassfires burning in Lea County.