Santa Fe County Fire Department crews responded to a structure fire at the Smith’s grocery store on July 4. According to Santa Fe County spokesperson Carmelina Hart, a refrigeration compressor caught on fire and filled the store with smoke. She said there was no significant damage.
There were two car fires the same day on Interstate 40, one at mile marker 191 and the other at mile marker 184. The first fire was responded to by the Santa Fe County Fire and Edgewood district members, according to Hart. The second was responded to by Bernalillo County Fire Department.
Santa Fe County Fire crews responded to a structure fire at 15 Bull Snake Road on July 5. Hart said a recreational vehicle and a mobile home were deemed a total loss. Crews from around Santa Fe County responded including the Turquoise Trail District, Madrid District, and Stanley District. The fire was caused by lightning, Hart said.
There were no fires to report in the last week in the Manzanos according to Mountainair District Ranger Ernest Taylor. He said fire danger has been lowered to “Moderate” and all fire restrictions (Stage II) have been removed as of July 6.
“Nothing of note in Torrance County this week,” said Torrance County Fire Chief Don Dirks, adding, “The rain was a big help for the 4th of July weekend.”
The Sandia Ranger District remains in “Moderate” fire conditions as well.