Saturday night, Rebecca got a phone call from her parents that said there was a wild fire near our home town of Hobbs, New Mexico. KCBD reported that 4 fires burned 53,000 acres, destroyed 11 homes and 2 businesses in the southeastern New Mexico area. Here is an exerpt from the news article:
In New Mexico, fire fighters are watching for hot spots after destructive fires there. Four blazes scorched more than 53,000 acres and burned 11 homes and two businesses in Southeastern New Mexico this weekend. Just more than 100 miles southwest of Lubbock, residents in Hobbs, New Mexico are returning to their homes only to find ashes. Five hundred people were evacuated. NewsChannel 11’s Kealey McIntire went to Hobbs and gives us a firsthand look at the damage.