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Virginia Creeper Growing On Barranca Mesa

This time of the year Mother Nature displays her fabulous beauty and an example is this Virginia Creeper growing in the backyard of a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Virginia Creeper growing in the backyard of a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Virginia Creeper growing in the backyard of a home on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan


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Video Reveals Curious Pup Causes Los Alamos Home Fire

Video clip of the start of a home fire in Los Alamos. Courtesy/LAC

Kahuna, who declined to comment on this incident is expected to be enrolled in Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention classes soon! Courtesy/LAC

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a structure fire Jan. 29, where two pets had evacuated safely.

Members of the Los Alamos fire investigation team consisting of Lead Investigator Capt. Michael Lewis, Driver Engineer Van Leimer and assisted by Sr. Fire & Life Safety Coordinator Stephen Rinaldi, began their work to identify the origin and cause

Los Alamos Firefighters Save Burning Home On Ridgeway

Los Alamos Firefighters respond to the scene of a house fire at about noon today on Ridgeway Drive. Firefighters doused the fire in short order and saved the home. Battalion Chief Steve Saiz said that the cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire crew is seen here mopping up and loading firefighting equipment onto their truck after a successful call. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

Smoke from an interior fire darkens the exterior siding of a home at about noon today on Ridgeway Drive. Firefighters responded quickly and saved the home. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com 

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BLM: Prescribed Burns Near Tres Piedras And Cerro

BLM News:

TAOS – Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing for up to 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will be conducting prescribed burns in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument on the Guadalupe Mountains, located 1 mile south of Cerro.

Smoke may be visible from highways NM 522, U.S. 285 and U.S. 64.

The goal of this project is to employ management-ignited prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuel loadings that could contribute to high intensity crown fire under the right conditions.  

Historic uses and active fire suppression have interrupted the natural fire regime in this fire-dependent


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