The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire has now burned over 260,000 acres in New Mexico. Containment slipped down below 30% as of Thursday. Thousands of fire personnel are working to keep residents near the fires safe.
In Angel Fire, many people living in the southern end of town have already evacuated. Other residents have also evacuated even though they’re not in the ‘Go’ phase – fearful of what may happen next. Many residents are also preparing to leave.
Fire crews are working to remove any fuel the fire may benefit from. They’re also placing large water tanks where they can, and using snow-making equipment from the resort ready to go if the fire gets closer.
Local officials said some rental companies and AirBnB hosts are letting the fire crews stay for free.
Residents in Angel Fire are hoping that the winds will be in their favor.