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Los Alamos Fire

June 1, 2000 - Fire is still active within containment lines along the western portion with crews unable to make direct access due to vertical topography.

For today, continued mop-up and strengthening of fire line on the west side between Cerro Grande and Santa Clara Canyon.

Work has begun on the Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Team efforts focusing primarily on disaster preparedness/mitigation efforts related to monsoon rains that begin in late June/early July.

May 31, 2000 - Fire is still active within containment lines along the western portion with crews unable to make direct access due to vertical topography. Construction of line, mop-up, and rehabilitation continue. A Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation Team is on location and has establishing strategies for rehabilitation of the area burned. The fire is expected to be contained by 06/06

Started: Declared a wildland fire on 5/05
Cause: Prescribed fire ignited 5/04, 300 acres
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Management: Type I Team North Area (Gage)
Fire personnel: 24 crews, 9 helicopters, 11 engines, 6 dozers, 5 water tenders. Total 763 personnel
Containment: 95%
Expected Containment: 5/24
Size: 47,650 acres
Vegetation type: Mixed Conifer, Ponderosa pine, Pinyon Juniper and Grass

Photos from the US Forest Service Photos Here

Get up-to-date info at www.lac.losalamos.nm.us

Special Reports and Fire Maps

Map - Fire Progression Map - May 8 - 18, 2000:... Details Here

Map - Wildland Fire Potential Assessment, May 4 - June 8, 2000:... Details Here

Cerro Grande Prescribed Fire Investigation Report... Details Here

Latest Forest Service Fire Danger Map... Details Here

Current Fire Weather Forescast Maps... Details Here

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EagleScan/3Di Maps Los Alamos Fire Site for Disaster Mitigation July 31 2000

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Department of Energy Establishes Fund to Help Los Alamos Employees Impacted by Fire May 25 2000

MapInfo Launches Los Alamos Search Engine as a Public Service on www.mapinfo.com May 19 2000

SPOT's "Virtual Receiving Station" Covers Los Alamos Fires May 18 2000

Cerro Grande Wild Fire Update May 15 2000

President Clinton Declares A Major Disaster Exists In The State of New Mexico May 13 2000

US Forest Service Firefighters and Equipment Continue to Support Los Alamos Efforts May 12 2000

Other News Around The Web

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