Wallow Fire blazes across border into...

Wallow Fire blazes across border into NM (4:14 a.m.)

There are 14 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 9, 2011, titled Wallow Fire blazes across border into NM (4:14 a.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The nearly 400,000-acre Wallow Fire crossed the Arizona-New Mexico border Wednesday, and forest officials on the Gila National Forest have a Type 1 Incident Management Team ready to attack.

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Just looking

Santa Fe, NM

#1 Jun 9, 2011
They say this fire threatens El Paso Electric transmission lines. EPE tells the media they're ready for this emergency and rolling blackouts if necessary. Should we trust them after last winter's fiasco? The mayor's office should get involved and make sure they're really ready this time.

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#2 Jun 9, 2011
Tucson Electric Power is talking about the same thing. Why should EPE be any more special than TEP? The lines all run through the same area because it was the best possible terrain to put them through to get them from the source to the destination. It's a forest fire, and it was started by careless humans in an area where careless environmentalists have forced, through court action, fuel build-up for way too many years by stopping loggers, grazers, thinning and control-burning operations. Blame THEM instead of the power companies.

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Jun 9, 2011
Is Brewer gonna foot the bill for Arizona's mess pouring over into our state? She needs to.
Anyone in Arizona who voted for her "brilliance" does. I'm blaming Brewer first. She hasn't done enough to curtail or stop this.
Someone blame some illegal mexicans, so she'll do more.

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#4 Jun 9, 2011
jaytheorc wrote:
Is Brewer gonna foot the bill for Arizona's mess pouring over into our state? She needs to.
Anyone in Arizona who voted for her "brilliance" does. I'm blaming Brewer first. She hasn't done enough to curtail or stop this.
Someone blame some illegal mexicans, so she'll do more.
Let's build a nuclear power plant in New Mexico then. After all, the power we're getting from Arizona is part of their "mess" according to your logic.
good neighbor sam

Los Alamos, NM

#5 Jun 9, 2011
I wonder if Brewer is going to apply for federal funds in this overwhelming emergency...if she does, she ought to have to kiss Obama's butt first. The same for Perry in Texas.

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#6 Jun 9, 2011
good neighbor sam wrote:
I wonder if Brewer is going to apply for federal funds in this overwhelming emergency...if she does, she ought to have to kiss Obama's butt first. The same for Perry in Texas.
All those Forest Service, BLM, BIA and National Guard resources aren't costing federal money? Wow, I wonder where they get their financing from.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#7 Jun 9, 2011
El TecoloteLC wrote:
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Let's build a nuclear power plant in New Mexico then. After all, the power we're getting from Arizona is part of their "mess" according to your logic.
Try that myth on someone it will work on. Brewer should do much more to protect the power that comes from her state then, huh? Remember those jacktards in Arizona threatened to shut down all the power coming into the other states that were supporting boycotts or whatever? Then it was found out that ...remind me of the percentage of power that actually comes from over there, to here? Hint: It was well under 50.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#8 Jun 9, 2011
good neighbor sam wrote:
I wonder if Brewer is going to apply for federal funds in this overwhelming emergency...if she does, she ought to have to kiss Obama's butt first. The same for Perry in Texas.
She's already gladly held her hand out for federal funds. I'm sure, she, like Rick Perry, will ask another 28 times...at least...

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Jun 9, 2011
jaytheorc wrote:
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Try that myth on someone it will work on. Brewer should do much more to protect the power that comes from her state then, huh? Remember those jacktards in Arizona threatened to shut down all the power coming into the other states that were supporting boycotts or whatever? Then it was found out that ...remind me of the percentage of power that actually comes from over there, to here? Hint: It was well under 50.
So the powerlines that are threatened are coming from... where, then? If it's such a low percentage of power we're getting from there, we shouldn't even be talking about rolling blackouts. What planet are you people on?
In Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

#10 Jun 9, 2011
Do any of you have any idea what the he!! you're talking about? Who really gives a [email protected]$ what Brewer does right now....the focus of concern should be GETTING THIS FIRE CONTAINED before it destroys more families, structures and land! Come on people! Not EVERYTHING is a political battle!

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#11 Jun 9, 2011
In Las Cruces wrote:
Do any of you have any idea what the he!! you're talking about? Who really gives a [email protected]$ what Brewer does right now....the focus of concern should be GETTING THIS FIRE CONTAINED before it destroys more families, structures and land! Come on people! Not EVERYTHING is a political battle!
My parents have voluntarily evacuated from Luna. I think I know what I'm talking about. I'm trying to get these i diots in Las Cruces to understand that a few hours at a time without power is irrelevant when talking about the massive destruction going on in their own state and the neighboring state. If their homes were threatened, the last thing on their minds would be whether or not towns two hundred miles away were still going to be getting their god damn electricity.
LC Resident

Scottsdale, AZ

#12 Jun 9, 2011
The only thing worse than the bleached blonde Jan Brewer's gubernatorial responses to the eastern Arizona wildfire tragedies is the tepid responses from Gov. Plump Martinez in New Mexico.

Those two weak links could team up and blow the wildfires back to central Arizona once they start expressing their concern and dismay. I'm sure they both secretly believe illegal immigrants are the real cause for the blazes.

Maybe someone can get Gov. Plump Martinez' attention from the tacos from the fry chef in the Governor's Mansion to let her know the western half of her state is endangered?

We need Suzanna One Term's wind to fight these blazes.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#13 Jun 10, 2011
Was Arizona under a no burn/no fires order? Also, this fire is FIVE HUNDRED and TWENTY FIVE miles big. FIVE HUNDRED MILES!! Brewer's ..."response" seems to have been "F it, let it burn," initially. 500 miles....started by a human...a campfire...Unbelievable.
In Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM

#14 Jun 10, 2011
El TecoloteLC wrote:
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My parents have voluntarily evacuated from Luna. I think I know what I'm talking about. I'm trying to get these i diots in Las Cruces to understand that a few hours at a time without power is irrelevant when talking about the massive destruction going on in their own state and the neighboring state. If their homes were threatened, the last thing on their minds would be whether or not towns two hundred miles away were still going to be getting their god damn electricity.
AMEN!!!!!

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