Sheriff: Losing homes is a huge concern; blaze at 6,000 acres

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Sheriff: Losing homes is a huge concern; blaze at 6,000 acres

Weber fire now ‘high priority,' Type II federal team to take over
A slurry bomber tries to save the communication towers on Meneffee Mountain. Most of the local law enforcement, including firefighters, rely on the towers.
A helicopter prepares to drop water on the fire in the East Springs subdivision.
Slurry is dropped around a house in East Springs.
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Ÿ Officials are requesting the public to not call area dispatch centers.
Ÿ Fire updates will be available at www.inciweb.org or https://twitter.com/SanJuanNF.
Ÿ An evacuation emergency line has been set up at 564-4999.
Ÿ Have photos? Email them to news@cortezjournal.com to possibly be published online.

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Sheriff: Losing homes is a huge concern; blaze at 6,000 acres

A slurry bomber tries to save the communication towers on Meneffee Mountain. Most of the local law enforcement, including firefighters, rely on the towers.
A helicopter prepares to drop water on the fire in the East Springs subdivision.
Slurry is dropped around a house in East Springs.
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