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What we know about the Gamerco fire

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What we know about the Gamerco fire

  • Two mobile homes burned down at 202 S. Chino Loop.
  • The homes belonged to Dina Ponce and Anthony Martinez.
  • The estimated damages are about $30,000.
  • The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • The fire hydrant close to the home on Chino and Hubble wasn’t working.
  • Gallup Fire Chief Eric Babcock said this could have possibly contributed to a delay in fighting the fire. Gallup fire trucks only hold several minutes worth of water.
  • McKinley County Fire Dept. brought in tankers that hold 500 gallons of water.
  • The nearest fire hydrants were 1,000 feet from the trucks.
  • Gamerco Water & Sanitation District Manager Francisco Cantu said there’s a comprehensive plan to upgrade/replace fire hydrants in the area by the end of July.
  • Cantu said he’s not sure of the cost associated with replacing the hydrants.