Jun 16, 2016

Updated: Dog Head Fire grows to 12,000 acres; homes possibly burned

Manzano Mountains, New Mexico
USA
by
Journal staff and wire reports
,
Albuquerque Journal
The Dog Head wildfire burns as seen from the town of Tajique, near the Manzano Mountains on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Tajique, N.M. Photo: Roberto E. Rosales / The Albuquerque Journal
The Dog Head wildfire burns as seen from the town of Tajique, near the Manzano Mountains on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Tajique, N.M. Photo: Roberto E. Rosales / The Albuquerque Journal

Helmich said zero percent of the fire was contained as of noon Thursday under “red flag” conditions. Sustained west-to-southwest winds were blowing at 15 mph, with gusts registering 25 to 30 mph...

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday issued an Executive Order  declaring a State of Emergency in Bernalillo and Torrance Counties due to the Dog Head fire. The order makes emergency funding up to $750,000 available for “resources and services necessary to avoid and minimize economic and physical harm until the situation becomes stabilized and again under local self-support and control"