The Ardantane Blog
Fire Update at Ardantane
Sunday, Jul 31 2011 12 PM
The Las Conchas Fire is 99% contained, according to the latest reports from firefighters. The last area of active fire, as reported yesterday, was on the southwest edge of the fire (the area closest to Ardantane), but they seem confident that it won't spread much farther if at all. The number of firefighters on site is now fewer than 200.
The fire burned more than 156,000 acres, making it the largest in New Mexico history. Many homes and outbuildings were lost in the Jemez Mountains, and there were a dozen or so injuries to firefighters, but no human lives were lost.
The Burned Area Emergency Response teams are assessing what can be done to help restore the area and control dangerous flash floods in the wake of the fire. We know that many Witches and other Pagans in the area are already working on healing and restoration for the land.
Thank you to all who did magick for rain during the threat, and to those who offered refuge if Ardantane had to be evacuated. Please continue to work for gentle intermittent rains, and for the healing of the land and wildlife.
Blessed be, Amber K
Executive Director, Ardantane Pagan Learning Center
Address: Ardantane, P.O. Box 307, Jemez Springs, NM 87025