Grass fire ignites in northern New Mexico

Wildfire smoke

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) A grass fire started just east of Las Vegas early Wednesday evening.

Firefighters say it’s burned 1,200 acres but is now under control. Crews have it about 30 percent contained.

They say no structures are being threatened at this time. 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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