FBI ASSISTS INVESTIGATION INTO JAN. 23 HAY FIRE IN VADO

FBI ASSISTS INVESTIGATION INTO JAN. 23 HAY FIRE IN VADO

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Doña Ana County Sheriff¹s Department and the Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Service Department as the investigation continues into a major Jan. 23 hay fire in Vado that resulted in damages estimated at about $400,000, including replacement costs for two destroyed metal canopies under which the hay was being stored.

Investigators are interviewing a number of witnesses and other parties who may help break the case. The property owner is on record saying he feels certain the fire is the work of an arsonist. The official investigation into the cause continues.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.