Wildfire blocking traffic near Tyrone...

Wildfire blocking traffic near Tyrone (3:19 p.m.)

There are 12 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Mar 7, 2011, titled Wildfire blocking traffic near Tyrone (3:19 p.m.). In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Firefighters from several different departments in Grant County converged to fight a "multi-acre" blaze that broke out Monday afternoon east of Highway 90 and northeast of the community of Tyrone.

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Silver City Star

Huntsville, AL

#1 Mar 7, 2011
The winds are bad, the weather was so nice last week.
Wow

Silver City, NM

#2 Mar 7, 2011
Silver City Star wrote:
The winds are bad, the weather was so nice last week.
How right you are, and this is suppose to be spring break. Poor kids can't play outside without being tethered to something.
pete and repeat

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Mar 7, 2011
blocking traffic is hardly the concern here people!
Silver City Star

Huntsville, AL

#4 Mar 7, 2011
How bad is the Fire?
Wow

Silver City, NM

#5 Mar 7, 2011
koat.com has posted a story. as of 5:00pm 500 acres and 5 houses gone.
Local

United States

#6 Mar 7, 2011
Now it's up to 10-15 structures and closures for Ridge Road and Rosedale Road. The fire is huge. Can see it from here. Winds are still bad and the sun is going down.
pete and repeat

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Mar 7, 2011
we are up to 15 homes and possibly 1000 acres.
rcgauer

United States

#8 Mar 7, 2011
The volunteer and professional firefighters along Ridge Road at about 4:15 pm today displayed incredible bravery in the face of the wind and flames. Firefighters were standing on hillsides spraying flames right at the base of homes with little apparent regard for their own safety. Homes were in flames along the hillside, but firemen were running from spot to spot with hoses and shovels/hoes. It was a frightening spot to be in along these small roads, and the vegetation was as tall as a person in many spots... The flames seems to be moving faster than I was driving, and these women and men are to be commended. I am sure this event will lead to discussions of how we can respond to fires as a community, but their example today was absolutely inspiring.
gaz

Tempe, AZ

#9 Mar 7, 2011
Silver City Daily Press
The newest reports are of 1000 acres consumed by the fire and 15 homes damaged or destroyed. If you live in the area of the fire, please evacuate immediately and go to the Grant County Conference and Convention Center located next to ACE Hardware.
So Incredibly SAD

Morenci, AZ

#10 Mar 7, 2011
Please pray for our beautiful Silver City and for all of the innocent people who will be affected by this tradic incident for a long time to come. Also pray for our brave men and women that are so selfless in helping in a time of need.
On the sidewalk

Rio Rancho, NM

#11 Mar 7, 2011
This fire began alongside the road suggesting a high probability it’s due to somebody throwing a cigarette out the window. I hope our Fire Chief finds the butt, and I really hope there’s enough left of it to recover a DNA sample. I’m sure I’m not the only one around here who would love to know who started this blaze.

Since: Jul 10

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Mar 8, 2011
If this is man-caused and the culprit can be identified, that person should have to work off every single dime. There are things like human life on which there can never be assigned a price, and photographs that can never be replaced, but whatever the insurance companies are out should be worked off by whoever caused it.

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