Crowd Packs Thompson Ridge Fire Meeting

A crowd packed Sunday’s public meeting in the Cerro de los Pinos Volunteer Fire Department regarding the Thompson Ridge Fire. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Gov. Susana Martinez describes what she saw while touring the Thompson Ridge Fire by helicopter. Firefighters on the southern and western perimeter of the fire worked to secure the line at the heel of the fire and protect structures on private land at the west side of the fire, according to an Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team press release. The press release also indicated that burnout operations may be conducted, weather permitting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Sandoval County Emergency Manager David Bervin talks to the audience during the public meeting Sunday. The fire, which was ignited by a fallen power line, has reached into the Valles Caldera National Preserve. It was mentioned during the meeting that the staging area in the Valles remained open to the public but all events have been canceled. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
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