Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she […]

Fire claims home, officials unsure of cause

Russell Anglin Area firefighters are not sure what caused a June 7 fire that claimed a Quay County man’s home. “The guy lost everything. The arsen investigator came out, spent about three hours, and ruled it as undetermined cause,” Rural District 3 Fire Chief Del Choate said. Choate said the district 3 fire department was […]

U.S. 54 reopens

Firefighters have reopened U.S. 54 off Route 66 Boulevard. The road was closed since about 4:30 p.m.

More than 2,000 acres charred in area fires

Chelle Delaney Two brush fires on Monday burned more than 2,000 acres, said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. A first fire burned about 500 acres on Monday morning near the Anniston Cemetery on Highway 469, Adams said. No sooner than firefighters had contained that fire, they were called out to another in mid-afternoon. At […]

Firefighters fighting grass and hay fire north of Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff Dozens of firefighters responded early this afternoon to a grass and hay fire on State Highway 104 north of Tucumcari. The fire followed a fence line and was confined to two storage areas for hay at a residence about 4 miles north of

Cause of house fire unknown

By QCS Staff The cause of a house fire over the July 4th weekend has been turned over for investigation to the Tucumcari Police Department, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. on Saturday at a duplex on Laughlin Avenue between Second and Third streets. Firefighters quickly put out […]

Firefighters fight brush fire at I-40 and Route 66

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By QCS Staff A grass fire that was started on Interstate 40 was brought under control Monday in about 30 minutes and about 50 yards from a Tucumcari gas dealership, a fire official said. The fire was in a commercial district on East Route 66 at I-40. The fire was reported about 10 a. m. […]

Fire leaves couple homeless

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A mother and her son were not injured in a house fire Thursday night that severely damaged a 712 E. Rankin Ave. residence. Carlita Smith said she and her son had recently returned from the nearby Circle K convenience story and that the couch caught on fire. Smith’s husband […]

Firefighters contain house fire on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Firefighters contained a house fire on Highway 104 on Friday morning, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Three engines from Rural District 1 and the city responded to the 8:59 a.m. call from 10275 State Highway 104, about four miles from Tucumcari. The fire, which was fought by 10 firefighters, was contained […]

Fire engulfs Family Dollar in smoke

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The Family Dollar store was engulfed in smoke about 8 p.m. tonight. Firefighters were concentrating on the store’s back entrance area at Hines and Third streets. No flames were visible. The discount store’s front entrance is located on the south side of Route 66 at the corner of Third Street. A Family Dollar clerk at […]