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Doña Ana County wildfires close highway, threaten buildings – but no injuries

VADO, New Mexico -- Firefighters on Tuesday evening battled two wildfires that burned at the same time about 15 miles apart from each other in Doña Ana County.

One large brush fire occurred along Lechuga Road and Highway 478 near Vado. It threatened buildings and caused authorities to shut down the highway due to smoke and flames.

The other blaze happened in the area of Highway 28 and Carver Road on the south end of Mesilla. That fire appeared to have been contained in a large canal off of Carver after coming close to some structures.

The fire marshal's office said 11 fire departments from across the county were involved in fighting the burning brush.

No injuries had been reported.

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