MASSIVE HAY FIRE IN BERINO UNDER CONTROL

MASSIVE HAY FIRE IN BERINO UNDER CONTROL

             Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services personnel wrapped up nearly 12 hours of firefighting early Tuesday morning after a massive hay fire in Berino destroyed more than 250 bales of hay.

            According to investigators, the fire is suspicious in nature and remains under investigation with the assistance of the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office.

            Firefighters from Anthony, Chamberino, La Union and South Valley responded to the fire at the Sun Valley Dairy in the 200 block of Links Road in Berino at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday. All animals were quickly relocated to safety, and no injuries were reported.

            Damages are estimated in excess of $200,000.

            Crews remained at the dairy overnight to monitor the fire and were cleared from the scene at 7 a.m. Tuesday. The owner of the dairy will continue to monitor the hot spots to prevent flare-ups. 

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Public Information Communication Specialist Kelly Jameson at (575) 386-4302 or after hours at (575) 635-7168.