3 p.m. Edgewood Mayor John Bassett said that the town is ready to assist if residents need a place to take animals if they are evacuating from the Dog Head Fire, which is still burning out of control south of Chilili.

Bassett said the town has fielded many phone calls, mostly about whether the town would accept animals if needed. He said Animal Control Officer Mike Ring is “trying to work with them and take them if they need to.”

Other calls to the town have been to find out whether people can park RVs in Edgewood without worrying about zoning or getting a ticket. “Bring them,” Bassett said. “It’s an emergency. If they need to bring them they can.”

According to a post Bassett made on Facebook, the town called a special meeting to consider a fireworks ban, after Santa Fe County passed one Tuesday. The special meeting will be held June 20 at 7 p.m. in the town offices. To see more visit the town’s website at edgewood-nm.gov. Follow links to the agendas and minutes section and scroll down to the town council for the latest postings there.

Calls to Santa Fe County Commissioner Robert Anaya and Santa Fe County Emergency Manager were not immediately returned as this report was prepared.

Bassett said the Equestrian Center near Wildlife West would be open to livestock if needed. To find out more, contact the town at 505-286-4518.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]