New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Countryside on fire


April 5, 2021

Angela Odegaard.

Is it dust or smoke? Both, of course. A volunteer from the McVille Fire Department fights a blaze south of McVille Monday evening, during a wind advisory.

The dry, windy conditions have made our area ripe for fire activity recently, with volunteer firefighters battling large blazes at all hours of the day and night. The worst of the fires have occurred north and east of us, in Benson and Nelson counties.

Local officials didn't hesitate to implement burn restrictions in March, as the National Weather Service issued guidance that drought conditions...

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