BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – Fire investigators in Valencia County say a brush fire this weekend was definitely human caused, but they’re still trying to pinpoint the source. The fire started Sunday near Maestas Road and the railroad tracks.
Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to about an acre and keep it away from nearby homes.
The fire chief says there were several kids on four wheelers and a truck in the area when the fire started.
They don’t believe the fire was suspicious and are investigating if the vehicles may have accidentally started the fire.