Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Weary Firefighters Protecting Homes.(Journal North)

Byline: Kathryn Holzka For The Journal

30-Hour Stint Tires Taos Volunteers

TAOS -- The Taos Volunteer Fire Department put in a rough two days Friday and Saturday helping fight the forest fire that threatened Taos Pueblo and had officials worried about what could happen if shifting winds drove the blaze into town or Taos Canyon.

According to volunteer firefighter Eddie Abeyta, the Taos firemen were detailed Saturday to defend homes near the fire, although he said he wasn't sure just how many homes might be in the immediate danger area.

"We been hosing them down," Abeyta said. "There are a lot of embers flying around."

He said that, as of 7 p. …

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