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2011-06-27 11:55:00

Authorities said on Monday that a wildfire is threatening a nuclear laboratory in New Mexico. The fire has spread to within a mile of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which ensures the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The wildfire has grown to 43,597 acres and caused the evacuation of hundreds of people, with thousands encouraged to evacuate voluntarily. Lawrence Lujan, a spokesman with the Santa Fe National Forest, told Reuters today the fire started Sunday...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

It's been a good burn: Three years after the more dangerous parts of the Santa Fe Watershed underwent a thinning of the masses of small trees clumped together like so much tinder, the Forest Service recently got the go-ahead from state and federal officialdom for a controlled burn in the canyon. Carefully planned, it began with fires hand-set by drip torches around the perimeter of the main target. That created a charred buffer between the slash to be burned and the surrounding forest....

2008-09-22 09:00:30

By Journal Staff Report A prescribed burn is scheduled to begin in the Jemez Mountains on Monday. The burn area is located on Peggy Mesa directly east of Pajarito Peak, approximately 8 miles northwest of Jemez Pueblo and 7 miles southwest of Jemez Springs. The burn, which could run through Oct. 3 as weather permits, is meant to take advantage of good fall weather and ideal burning conditions, according to a Santa Fe National Forest press release. The broadcast burn will be done by...