QCSun staff The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating a Friday night fire which destroyed one vacant home and damaged two others. “The cause of the fire has still not been determined,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Cherry said the fires seemed suspicious, as one home was destroyed on the 500 block of East Center [...]
QCSun staff A grass fire that started at U.S. 54 mile marker 310 around 1 p.m. Saturday has been contained by area fire crews, Tucumcari Fire Department Chief Mike Cherry said. “It’s not controlled. It’s contained, but we think fully contained. There’s still hot spots. We’ve released almost everybody and there’s a couple of trucks [...]
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a red flag warning which is in effect from noon today to 6 p.m. MST this evening. The fire weather watch is no longer in effect. A fire weather watch remains in effect Thursday afternoon.
Russell Anglin A Wednesday afternoon grass fire eight miles south of Tucumcari at Quay Road 55 spanned a 600-acre perimeter, Tucumcari firefighter Scott Jaynes said.“The whole area was about 600 acres. Of course, not everything inside that area was burned, that was the outside perameter. Luckily it was an area where there weren’t any houses,” [...]
By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Area fire crews are checking equipment and staying in touch with department chiefs as red flag warnings continue in Quay County.
A wild fire Friday officials say was started by a truck’s hot exhaust system consumed more than 1,200 acres of range land in Quay County and closed I-40 for about an hour. It took seven Quay County fire departments and four Texas fire departments to extinguish the fire, said Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams. [...]
QCS Staff Investigators are working to identify a charred body found Tuesday in the sleeper cab of a burning semi truck near Tucumcari. The state medical investigator will determine identity and cause of death, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Motor Transportation police officers responded to a report [...]
By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A paroled Tucumcari man was looking for a chance to serve the community but said he was denied that opportunity because of his past. Anthony Gallegos said he applied and was denied a chance to be a volunteer firefighter for the City of Tucumcari. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said [...]