BREAKING: Wildfire leads to home evacuations north of Silver City (5:30 p.m.)

SILVER CITY Residents near a wildfire in the Dos Griegos area are being asked to evacuate their homes. Full Story
Derrr

Silver City, NM

#1 Apr 13, 2011
Go Fire Fighters GO! Hopefully the only thing lost is weeds.
Edi

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2011
Again with the fire? Hopefully it will be contained!
123abc

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 13, 2011
The fire has been contained to the forest, but will likely not be extinguished for a couple days.
wcp

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Apr 14, 2011
if people would practice defencible space, they wouldn't have to worry as much about fire

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#5 Apr 14, 2011
wcp wrote:
if people would practice defencible space, they wouldn't have to worry as much about fire
We have defensible space and we still worry about fires. Even with our steel roof, we still have trees and shrubs on our property. They just aren't close to the house. With the high winds we've been getting, there is a good chance the fire will hop across roads and even burn up the very short wild grass we have. Nobody wants a black terrian for their property. Although the area that was burned on Ridge Road is actually growing back quite quickly, even without rain.
pete and repeat

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Apr 14, 2011
I couldn't care less about "black terrain". This isn't about how things LOOK. Fire is dangerous and people could die.

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#7 Apr 14, 2011
pete and repeat wrote:
I couldn't care less about "black terrain". This isn't about how things LOOK. Fire is dangerous and people could die.
Tell it to the firebugs.
wow

Los Lunas, NM

#8 Apr 14, 2011
Tell it to the code enforcement officers. What a joke we actually pay Roger and Julie to be ineffective.

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Since: Oct 09

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#9 Apr 14, 2011
wow wrote:
Tell it to the code enforcement officers. What a joke we actually pay Roger and Julie to be ineffective.
Even if they issue fines, you know what will happen when they get to court.
nmlady

United States

#10 Apr 14, 2011
Defensible space doesn't make your property fireproof. It makes it fire resistant and easier to save when there is a fire. We all have to be vigilant about our property. With the winds blowing the way they are, even a home in the middle of an acre of concrete could catch fire.

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