Grass fire reported north of Portales

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PORTALES, N.M. — Firefighters are working on putting out hot spots at a fire north of Portales.

The fire is reportedly near Highway 467 and Highway 70, which have been closed.

Authorities have asked residents to avoid the area as crews work to protect buildings and control the fire. They believe the fire could have started from a semi hitting a power pole.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB Eyewitness News 4 and for updates.