Firefighters continue vigil

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By Chelle Delaney Firefighters continued to monitor at noon on Saturday the still smoldering Sands Dorsey Building in Tucumcari. The building caught fire on Friday at about 5 p.m. Firefighters kept a vigil over the fire throughout the night watering down intermittent bursts of flames. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the firefighters would stay at […]

Landmark building destroyed

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty firefighters worked Friday night to contain a fire that destroyed the Sands Dorsey Building in downtown Tucumcari. At times flames leaped from the building’s roof and windows and smoke poured out making nearby streets invisible. Bursts of flames could still be seen from the structure at 10:30 p.m. […]

Fire engulfs historic Sands Dorsey building

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Fire engulfed the historic Sands Dorsey building at Second and Main in Tucumcari about 5 p.m. Friday. Firefighters from the Tucumcari Fire Department along with volunteer firefighters from neighboring districts worked feverishly into the evening hours to keep the blaze from spreading to other buildings. At 7 p.m. bursts of flame could still be seen […]

Volunteer firefighters cut loose by county

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Seven volunteer firefighters from Rural I station, including its station chief, received letters from the Quay County interim manager stating their services were “no longer needed or desired,” according to one of the firefighters who received a letter. The letter from Interim County Manager Wayne Cunningham also stated, “your continued […]

Fire fighters deployed to hurricane territory

By Ryn Garguilnski Logan’s Rex Stall and Brenda Rivale are going on a business trip. Instead of a briefcase and palm pilot, however, they’re packing sleeping bags and flashlights. The firefighters are being deployed to an unknown location ravaged by Hurricane Katrina after answering a call from the Federal Emergency Management Association on the Internet. […]

Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass […]

City’s brush pile burns

Dave Gragg A massive pile of dead branches caught fire Tuesday around 9:30 p.m., sending an orange glow that could be seen throughout Tucumcari. The branches were at the wastewater treatment plant north of town. “It was about 30 (foot) by 30 when we got here,” said Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Larry Rigdon. “It took […]