MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) - A brush fire burning northeast of Moriarty has burned one building and set fire to another, according to Torrance County authorities.
The fire off Shetland Street was reported about 4:30 p.m. Two hours later firefighters had a line around the blaze although it was still actively burning within the perimeter.
Shortly after 6 p.m. Torrance County Sheriff Heath White told KRQE News 13 an abandoned building had burn and that the garage next to it had just caught fire.
At 6:30 p.m. New Mexico State Forestry reported the fire to be contained but still actively burning. An estimated 10-15 acres of grass and brush on private land had been blackened, according to State Forestry.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
At last report winds were at 7 mph gusting to 15 mph from the west-northwest.
A total of 28 fire personnel from Torrance County, State Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service were on the scene.
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