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RFES Respond to Early Morning House Fire City Crews Clear Roads

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

Raton Fire fighters responded to a small house fire at 137 Galesteo in Raton Friday morning at about 7:40 a.m.

The fire was concentrated in the attic and was caused by an electrical short according to Fire Chief Jim Matthews. Most of the damage to the structure was caused by the work fire fighters had to do to get to the fire in the ceiling.

While fire fighters worked on that situation an ambulance crew from Raton responded to an overturned NM DOT truck near Maxwell this morning. The extent of injuries are unknown at this time.

It was an early morning for Raton city crews and contractors as they cleared a path in the 13 inches of snow Raton received throughout the day and into the night Thursday and early Friday morning. The snow caused several travel problems as well as closed schools in Raton, Cimarron and Des Moines. Outside of Raton snow amounts added up to 8″ in Springer and Maxwell with lesser amount as you headed east to as little as 2″ inches in Clayton. Travel in and around the area was hampered by the snow but by early Friday morning the sun had broken out and road surfaces began to improve.

Overturned NM DOT truck near Maxwell on Jan 6, 2017 Photo by Lori Herron

Overturned NM DOT truck near Maxwell on Jan 6, 2017
Photo by Lori Herron

 

Overturned NM DOT truck near Maxwell Friday morning. Photo by Lori Herron

Overturned NM DOT truck near Maxwell Friday morning.
Photo by Lori Herron

 

Looking east on Rio Grande Street the snow is piled high as crews worked to make a path in the 13 inches of snow Raton received during the day and into the night Thursday and early Friday morning.

Looking east on Rio Grande Street the snow is piled high as crews worked to make a path in the 13 inches of snow Raton received during the day and into the night Thursday and early Friday morning.

 

Snow is piled high in the K-Bobs parking lot Friday afternoon

Snow is piled high in the K-Bobs parking lot Friday afternoon

 

A sight not uncommon in the winter time in Raton as snow is piled up in the middle of Second Street. What was unusual was the amount of snow, 13" of the white stuff.

A sight not uncommon in the winter time in Raton as snow is piled up in the middle of Second Street. What was unusual was the amount of snow, 13″ of the white stuff.

 

Traffic moves along Second Street Friday afternoon

Traffic moves along Second Street Friday afternoon

 

City crews team up to clear First Street late Friday afternoon

City crews team up to clear First Street late Friday afternoon

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