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Friday Fires and Relentless Wild Winds

(Las Animas, CO) -- Full disclosure, wildfire days like these are frustrating for everyone and even reporters. We don’t like not being able to get to the scene as much as you want an update. Because every single working human with firefighting skills was needed, we had to practice patience for updates. However, that being said we did a good job of checking in on everyone I think.

Here are some moments from Friday April 22, 2022.


Just after lunch, texts and email start pouring in to us about a fire north of Lamar. Eric Lagergren sent the photos of the fires as he was trying to creatively get back to Otero county using alternative routes.

(photo credit to Eric Lagergren)

Here’s the location of where the fire was burning.