On our way into town this morning we could smell the fire and we saw the fire fighter "tent city" situated on the Mountainair Activity Center grounds. We also saw a huge assortment of cardboard boxes full of supplies to support the fire fighting effort. The good news today is that the winds have become weaker. At last report, however, we have lost 4000 acres, 9 homes, 9 out buildings and 2 motor homes. How sad for these people. The fire continues to burn and is only 28% contained. We hope for continued calmer winds and maybe some rain to help out these brave fire fighters.