As of current danger, county officials were unable to provide full Accounting of how many structures were destroyed or damaged. But Joy Ansley, County manager for San Miguel County said before Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon fire extended on Friday it was destroyed 200 structures.
Eight more fires also burning in state on Saturday. New Mexico one of several states that dealt with wildfires this spring, driven by strong winds and drier conditions, likely linked to climate change.
In Arizona, firefighters set out Tunnel fire that burned 19,075 acres of land. in central part of state near Flagstaff, according to InciWeb, government website which monitors forest fires. This flame was 92 percent contained by Saturday evening.
Approximately 100 miles southwest of that fire The fire of the crooks near Mount Union burned down more than 9000 acres and there were 38 percent contained, according to InciWeb. And in Nebraska, firefighters contained 97 people. percent of The Road 702 fire burned about 44,000 acres, according to the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
Roger Montoya, New Mexico State Representative whose district includes three districts. currently hit by fires, spent time last week with a team delivery of food and other supplies to residents who not yet left. Some of them are without electricity, he said.
“There is a reluctance for leave your faces homes,” he said.
Samuel Coca, general manager of bar in Castañeda Hotel in Las Vegas, New Mexico said he had three vehicles packed with property in case he and his family need to leave.
how fire grew up on Friday, together with room of people leaving their homes, this bar started offering free buffet dinners for firefighters and evacuees. Many people left home with the clothes they were wearing wearing and nothing more, he added.