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Crews battling grass fire in Otero County

Posted at 8:11 AM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 11:19:50-04

OTERO COUNTY- Multiple fire crews are battling a 100-acre that started Saturday. According to the Otero County Sheriff’s Office, fire crews have been battling the fire on the Smith Canyon Fire, which south of Higbee. As of 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, the fire is zero percent contained and was started by a lightning strike.

Fire crews from the State and all over the Arkansas Valley are assisting. Sheriff’s office and Otero County Emergency Management are operating the Emergency Operations Center out of La Junta. Aviation assets have been requested to assist in the firefighting efforts.

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