Letters to the editor: Area firefighters’ work appreciated

Area firefighters’ work appreciated A very heartfelt thank you is extended to all the area firefighters and other volunteers who helped to fight the grassland fire in the Pleasant Hill area last Sunday. These wonderful people are to be commended for doing a superb job. May God richly bless them for their unselfish service to […]

Dry, windy weather raises fire concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Clovis Fire Department sent two fire trucks and two tankers Monday morning to extinguish a fire in animal pens at a residence on south Prince Street. High wind was a concern, but firefighters were able to keep the fire contained, Chief Ray Westerman said. Sharna Johnson A dry winter […]

Firefighters, others work through holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson International House of Pancakes manager Joan Wilson, front, helps cook Rusty Beevers prepare meals Saturday afternoon. The two said they were working their second Christmas with the restaurant and customer flow was consistent throughout the day. Kevin Wilson The dry roads and mid-40s temperatures made it clear there would be […]

No injuries in Sunday fire

CNJ staff Farwell firefighters extinguished a residential fire around 8 p.m. Sunday night. Parmer County Sheriff Randy Geries said the fire was reported as a kitchen fire with flames showing at 701 Third St. There was no one in the house at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. Geries said he […]

Dairy blaze brought under control

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Silage burns near firefighting equipment Thursday afternoon at Western Star Dairy on Roosevelt Road 2. Firefighters from seven departments battled the flames in high winds and heat and tried. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Firefighters brought a blaze under control at a Roosevelt County dairy Thursday evening after battling […]

Fire departments battle Sunday grassfire

Freedom New Mexico Ten eastern New Mexico fire departments helped fight a grass fire in Curry County on Sunday. Portales, Floyd, Elida, Dora and Arch firefighters and Roosevelt County Road Department personnel worked on a blaze that was caused by a lightning strike and burned about 6,400 acres of sandy range land along North Curry […]

House fire sends woman to hospital, kills family pets

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A Clovis fireman inspects the ceiling of the house. CNJ staff An afternoon house fire sent a woman to the hospital and claimed the lives of two family pets. The blaze Tuesday gutted a two-story home at 401 Sheldon Street, killing two family cats and displacing the family, said Clovis […]

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Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan A fire broke out Friday morning in a warehouse located on Avenue C and 7th Street. The fire quickly spread to Dollar General as firefighters fought to contain it. Nearby homes were evacuated and some traffic was diverted because of the heavy smoke. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A […]

Grass fire burns 300 acres of pastureland in Melrose

CNJ Staff A grass fire about five miles northwest of Melrose consumed about 300 acres of pastureland Tuesday evening, according to fire officials. The fire started about 7 p.m. between Curry roads 14 and 15 about a mile and a half west of New Mexico 268, according to Melrose Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs. Firefighters had […]