KOAT-TV.com - By Devon Armijo - ANTHONY, N.M. —Emergency crews have contained a fire that sparked Tuesday morning at Rio Valley Biofuels near Anthony, N.M. The fire sparked around 9 a.m. Evacuations were ordered for about 1,200 people, but those evacuations have been lifted.
Authorities said there were a series of small explosions at the facility. The cause of the fire is unknown. The facility has large quantities of methanol, glycerin and sodium methylate, as well as vegetable oil, hydrochloric acid and bio-diesel fuel.
It is now a Hazmat situation, and crews are working to assess and contain the damage. More