Highway 508 Fire burns over 8,000 acres

Wildfire smoke

PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – High winds are fanning an 8,000 acre range fire that started in eastern New Mexico Monday afternoon.

It is burning along Highway 508 between Portales and Lovington not far from the Texas state line.

The Highway 508 Fire is 70 percent contained.

So far no structures are threatened and no word on how it started.

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