Officials: Fire outside of Clovis contained
CLOVIS, N.M. – Gattis Middle School was evacuated due to fire concerns, according to a release shared by Clovis city officials.
Students were taken via bus to Legacy Church, formerly known as Faith Christian Family Church, located at 3401 N. Norris Street.
Officials said there was a brush fire west of Clovis, and multiple structure fires have started just west of Country Road M and Llano Estacado Boulevard. The evacuation was a precautionary measure.
Just before 5 p.m. Friday, officials announced crews have already contained the fire. They said the fire was sparked by a vehicle on fire on Llano Estacado. Three helicopters are still providing support to several structures that are on fire.
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1:33 PM MDT Satellite & radar imagery indicate a new wildfire start just NW of Clovis!— NWS Albuquerque (@NWSAlbuquerque) April 29, 2022
Please exercise caution out there today!
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