Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Encebado Fireline Completed.(Journal North)

Byline: Andy Lenderman Journal Staff Writer

Winds Blew Blaze Back

TAOS -- Firefighters completed an important fireline on the southern flank of the growing Encebado Fire on Tuesday night, Bob Lineback of the fire management team said.

Bulldozers and hand crews connected from opposite ends Tuesday evening to provide a break between the fire and nearby Taos Canyon and the Canon Heights neighborhood in the eastern foothills of Taos.

"We think it's more likely to move east than into Taos Canyon," Lineback told a crowd of more than 25 neighbors at a meeting Tuesday night.

Rugged forest land controlled by Taos Pueblo and the Carson National Forest stretches in front of the fire if it continues to move east toward Angel Fire, which is more than 10 miles away. …

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