Belen brush fire human caused

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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