Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Trigo Fire - Manzano Mts. NM

Hi, everybody. Just an update to let all my friends know that we are safe from the fires for now. The biggie, the Trigo fire, is being held by the fire crews. Severl states sent in hotshot crews to help ours fight the fire when the winds blasted the fire out of containment earlier this wek.

Two villages, Tajique and Torreon were saved by the emergency efforts. The fire was barricaded of by chemicals and new firebreaks and traveled a path between the villages. A masterful job of fire management under extreme conditions. Hats off to the hotshots.

Since then, the winds have calmed down into the 10 to 15 miles per hour. The planes and copters are flying again and once more the fire is under containment. If the crews can make sufficient progress before the winds before the winds kick up again around midweek coming up.

At least I can put the battery back into my smoke detector now.