Ute Park Fire forces people in Cimarron to rush out of town
June 01, 2018 06:58 PM
COLFAX COUNTY, N.M. - People in Cimarron got the mandatory evacuation orders around 9:00 a.m. Friday morning because of the Ute Park Fire. Law enforcement even knocked on doors to make sure residents got out of town. Some people left town with very little.
"Just the two dogs and a few clothes and our little go bag with our house papers that they say to have," said Cimarron resident Steve Camp.
Cimarron Village Councilor Matthew Gonzales also posted a Facebook video, saying there was no need to panic, take your time packing your bags.
“Visibility is going to get really poor, air quality is going to get really poor,” Gonzales warned.
Village officials plan to assess the fire situation Friday night and determine whether to lift any evacuation orders.
Here's a look at evacuation centers opening up in the area for residents and local businesses offering free accommodations:
Angel Fire Resort - 10 Miller Ln - Angel Fire, NM
- Complimentary rooms at the Lodge at Angel Fire Resort
- Private homes, condos, and the RV Resort offered at heavily discounted rates.
- Call 575-377-4365
Eagle Nest Senior Center - 74 N Tomboy Dr. - Eagle Nest, NM
NRA Whittington Center – 34025 US 63 – Raton, NM
- Limited number of rooms, RV spaces and tent camping available
- No charge for evacuees
- Call 575445-3615
Laguna Vista Lodge – 51 E. Therma St – Eagle Nest, NM
- Complimentary rooms for evacuees
- Call 1800-821-2093 or 575-377-6522
The Retreat at Angel Fire – 3080 NM 434 – Angel Fire, NM
- Complimentary cabins
- Call Kimberly at 575-363-8493
Large Animal Boarding
- Call the Village Hall for numbers at 575-376-2232.
Dog Boarding - Pet Pals Dog Boarding Kennel - CR-B6 - Eagle Nest, NM
- Call 575-224-4277
We are offering shelter for your dog, anyone involved in the Ute Park Fire. https://t.co/zZdzyKFVHG— Sandra Loubet (@SandraLoubet) June 1, 2018
Updated: June 01, 2018 06:58 PM
Created: June 01, 2018 05:47 PM
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