Prescribed burn under way near Pecos

Prescribed burn under way near Pecos

There are 7 comments on the KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Prescribed burn under way near Pecos. In it, KOB.com Eyewitness News 4 - New Mexico reports that:

Forest officials on Tuesday launched a prescribed burn in the Rowe/ Glorieta Mesa area that will be visible from several northern New Mexico communities.

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Troy in Edgewood

Ogden, UT

#1 Jun 16, 2009
This fire can be seen from Edgewood and Moriarty, they have at least 8 Engines on this fire, if this is a controlled burn why do they have 2 airtankers working it?
Phooey

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jun 16, 2009
Soon to be a BIG news story.... once it gets out of control.

Goofballs.

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Since: Aug 08

Land of The Brave

#3 Jun 16, 2009
Troy in Edgewood wrote:
This fire can be seen from Edgewood and Moriarty, they have at least 8 Engines on this fire, if this is a controlled burn why do they have 2 airtankers working it?
Because they don't want another Los Alamos kind of fire. One that gets out of control and burns half the houses down in the area.

What a bunch of idiots. We taxpayers wouldn't have to pay for this nonsense if the forest service would let people in the wilderness areas to clean up the dead and down wood. Just make the people clean out some of the brush while they were at it to pay for the wood they take out.

Simple solution and a lot safer then these "controlled" burns. That's like saying the pilot had "control" over the plane right up to the crash site.
Concerned Citizen

Clovis, NM

#4 Jun 16, 2009
I live at the base of the Rowe Mesa right below this fire. The fire has come over the side of the mesa and is working its way down the mountain. When I got home around 5pm, I would have said it was about 100 feet down and by 8pm it had burned roughly half way down the slope.

At the base there are numerous homes, a blacksmith's shop and a small gas/grocery store.
andy

United States

#5 Jun 17, 2009
15-20 mph winds today and they are doing a burn??? lets hope they aree on doubble watch before we get another Cerro Grande fire.
Zane

Clovis, NM

#6 Jun 17, 2009
I live about 14 miles away from rowe mesa and to be honest it looked like a plane crash at first. why was the smoke so black and yellow? i was driving home around 5 and white smoke climbed down the hill and it looked like half the mesa was on fire

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Nonya!

#7 Jun 17, 2009
andy wrote:
15-20 mph winds today and they are doing a burn??? lets hope they aree on doubble watch before we get another Cerro Grande fire.
Aw, c'mon, you never heard of a prescribed forest fire?

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