Pecos ranch sues electric co-op over Tres Lagunas Fire
A plume of smoke from the Tres Lagunas Fire rises from Pecos Canyon, about 10 miles north of the village of Pecos, in this June 2013 file photo. The cause of the fire, which burned 10,200 acres of public and private land, has been attributed to a standing tree falling on a power line. A complaint filed by Cow Creek Ranch in state District Court accuses the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative of failing to properly maintain the utility easement along that electrical line through tree trimming or removal. New Mexican file photo
Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 6:00 pm
A historic fly-fishing ranch in the Pecos Canyon is suing the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, claiming the cooperative’s negligence caused the Tres Lagunas fire which destroyed tens of thousands of acres of forest in the summer of 2013.
Two other area ranches — River Bend Ranch and Viveash Ranch — filed suit against the co-op in March.
Friday, July 11, 2014 6:00 pm.