Roatcap Fire in mop-up stage, 70 percent contained

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Roatcap Fire in mop-up stage, 70 percent contained

Lewis-Arriola firefighters roll out hoses to battle the Roatcap fire and protect a residence near Road 28.
Lewis Arriola firefighters stand by to protect a residence off Road 28 and P. 7 as flames erupt in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Tim Webb stretches out a hose to help protect his house from the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Lewis Arriola firefighters stand by to protect a residence off of Road 28 and P. 7 as flames erupt in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Winds whip up flames in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday.
Residents of the area south of Highway 184 east of Highway 145 wait with their horses next to County Road 30 while the Roatcap Fire burns Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies blocked access to the road.
Flames flare up on a tree near the origin of the Roatcap Fire at Road 29 and Road P.
Evaucation centers for people and animals set up

The American Red Cross opened an overnight shelter for evacuees of the Roatcap Fire at Kemper Elementary, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. in Cortez.
The Montezuma Fairgrounds is the evacuation center for livestock and small animals can be taken to the City of Cortez Animal Shelter, 2791 East Main St., Cortez.
Only service animals are allowed inside Red Cross shelters for the health and safety of shelter residents.

Roatcap Fire in mop-up stage, 70 percent contained

Lewis-Arriola firefighters roll out hoses to battle the Roatcap fire and protect a residence near Road 28.
Lewis Arriola firefighters stand by to protect a residence off Road 28 and P. 7 as flames erupt in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Tim Webb stretches out a hose to help protect his house from the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Lewis Arriola firefighters stand by to protect a residence off of Road 28 and P. 7 as flames erupt in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday afternoon.
Winds whip up flames in the Roatcap Fire Wednesday.
Residents of the area south of Highway 184 east of Highway 145 wait with their horses next to County Road 30 while the Roatcap Fire burns Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies blocked access to the road.
Flames flare up on a tree near the origin of the Roatcap Fire at Road 29 and Road P.
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