Berino hay fire causes more than $200,000 in damage

BERINO, New Mexico - Doña Ana County Fire and Emergency Services personnel spent nearly 12 hours putting out a fire in Berino, New Mexico that destroyed more than 250 bales of hay.

Investigators say the fire at the Sun Valley Dairy is suspicious and remains under investigation with assistance from the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office.

Firefighters from Anthony, Chamerino, La Union and South Valley responded to the fire in the 200 block of Links Road in Berino at about 7:30 p.m. Monday.

All animals were relocated to safety, and no injuries were reported.

The fire is estimated to have caused more than $200,000 in damage.

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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