Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Kerr Fire on the Reserve Ranger District was reported this morning at 9,300 acres and 55% contained. Interior aerial ignitions occurred yesterday and are expected to continue today. Hand ignition will also continue along FR289 from South Squirrel Springs Canyon toward FR94. Resources will be holding, patrolling, and monitoring throughout the day today.
The Baca Fire, located 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake, is reported at 672 acres, a two acre growth from Thursday’s report of 670. However, as the weather continues to dry out over the next few days, fire activity is expected to increase and smoke will become more visible from surrounding communities. FR 13D and FR 323 remain closed until a hazard assessment can be completed.
The FBI is looking for two suspects in relation to an armed robbery that took place at Wells Fargo on Friday afternoon. The first suspect is described as a white male in his mid to late 30s, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall with a thin build and weighing about 160 to 170 pounds. The suspect fled in a white Honda Civic four-door Model EX with a sunroof, black and chrome wheels, tinted windows, and a white license plate from an unknown state. The driver is also wanted, and is only described as wearing a black shirt or jacket. A reward of up to $1,000 may be offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 505-889-1300, or online at tips.fbi.gov.