Roswell residents back in homes after steam leaks

Rain drenches parts of central NM overnight

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – People were allowed back into their homes in Roswell Thursday morning after being evacuated about 4 a.m.

According to Jared Tucker at Plains Valley Online News, there was a leak at a company called Western Emulsions at the Roswell Industrial Air Center.

Initially, emergency crews thought it was coming from a nearby railroad tanker so they evacuated 20 to 30 homes nearby.

It turns out it was actually a steam leak, according to Roswell Deputy Fire Chief Devin Graham. 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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