Cause of bio fuel fire under investigation

ANTHONY, N.M. (KRQE) – Investigators are still trying to figure out what caused a fire and a series of explosions at a southern New Mexico bio fuel facility.

Tanks containing toxic chemicals exploded Monday afternoon at the Rio Valley Bio Fuels facility near the town of Anthony.

There were no injuries but hundreds of homes were temporarily evacuated.

Railroad ties at the facility are still smoldering and crews are just letting them burn themselves out.

Officials say the smoke is not toxic. 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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