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The Ute Park Fire burning in northeastern New Mexico entered its third day of activity Saturday (June 2) with high winds and plentiful dry fuel pushing the blaze across 27,290 acres, according to a 9:53 a.m. update from fire officials.
The fire is burning one mile east of Ute Park along U.S. 64.
U.S. 64 remains closed in both directions in …
By Staci Matlock
6/2/18 10:13 AM
CIMARRON, N.M. – Duane Shell stood outside his house Friday (June 1), the streets of Cimarron thick with a yellow smoke from a fire burning not far past the baseball field and little airport. Except for Snell and about 15 stragglers who didn't heed the mandatory evacuation order, the town was mostly empty by mid day.
By Cody Hooks and Staci Matlock |
6/1/18 09:31 PM
Santa Fe National Forest officials patrolled the forest Friday (June 1), letting campers and visitors know they need to leave as a forest-wide closure took effect.
Forest officials implemented …
– Staff report |
6/1/18 05:31 PM
The following is a list of information that has been reported to The Taos News directly and via social media. Given the fast-paced situation, it is advisable to try and call in advance to confirm …
6/1/18 04:01 PM
Views of the growing fire in Ute Park and surrounding areas shot by various citizen news gatherers.
By Taos News staff |
6/1/18 03:07 PM
This video was taken Friday (June 1) at 11:00 a.m.
6/1/18 02:02 PM
This “Daily Incident Activity” map is from the Southwest Coordination Center: https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/
6/1/18 12:33 PM
By Morgan Timms
6/1/18 09:26 AM
4 p.m. update – As most people in the mountain village of Cimarron gathered their belongings and left their homes under a mandatory evacuation order Friday morning (June 1), village officials and staff continued a marathon session of answering questions and helping residents from their base at the village office.
-Staff report |
6/1/18 09:15 AM
Firefighters worked through the night to tame a wildland fire burning in Ute Park east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that had blasted through 8,000 acres of grass and ponderosa pine on private and …
By Staci Matlock
6/1/18 08:03 AM