Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

80-Year-Old Defies Evacuation Order.(Final)


An 80-year-old Albuquerque man fractured his kneecap in a struggle with a sheriff's deputy after the man defied orders to evacuate his house during the bosque fire on Tuesday.

Harvey Bell said he refused to leave his home in the 3000 block of Calle del Bosque because he felt his house was not in danger.

Bell said the deputy knocked him to the ground, banging his knee.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Michele Arviso Devlin said firefighters asked the deputy to evacuate Bell. …

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