One million gallons of water used to douse fire

By QCS Staff

One million gallons of water were used to fight the fire at the Sands-Dorsey Building, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry.

Also about $1,100 was used in foam to fight the fire, which began at about 5 p.m. on June 8 and was finally pronounced out at 9:30 a.m. on June 10, said Cherry in a report to City Commissioners at Thursday’s meeting.

Commissioners thanked the fire department and other volunteer units who assisted in putting out the fire.

In other business before the commission:
• Resident Mark Hodge of South Second Street complained that gravel from recent work on First Street was blocking his property. Hodge also said truck traffic from the construction had caused cracks in his house and street.
• Work on the municipal pool is nearly complete, but inspections and final details need to be completed, said Doug Powers, director of city community development.
• Veterinarian Darrell Farmer was appointed to the Community Development Advisory Board.
• Commissioner Antonio Apadoca said he wanted to hear the pros and cons of annexing the new landfill near Highway 54 and surrounding property.
• The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities brought in a proposal for insurance and alarm system which is key to finalizing negotiations to lease the Princess Theater. The group had started the process about a year ago. Action was tabled until the next meeting.