Though a scheduled update with Coyote residents went relatively smoothly Tuesday, they still had questions about why the fire was allowed to get this big in the first place.
Currently, the fire, known as the “Diego Fire” started about eight miles south of Coyote in late June. It is currently moving in a southwesterly direction and is at 3,600 acres and the Thursday morning update said it is 30 percent contained. So far, no property has been burned, but residents at the meeting were concerned about something more personal.
Apparently, Coyote residents at the meeting had Los Alamos on their minds. Many of them lived in the area all their lives, and flatly accused those in charge of managing the fire of endangering their pristine corner of the Jemez Mountains by way of incompetence and bureaucracy.