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County Cautions of Extreme Wildfire Threat

on May 14, 2013 - 7:44pm

COUNTY News:

Extremely dangerous fire conditions exist throughout the area and the Community is urged to take immediate notice!

Monday afternoon Los Alamos County Fire Department responded to reports of a small fire in Pueblo Canyon along North Road. The fire was quickly contained; however, LAFD believes the fire was manmade based on eyewitness reports and evidence at the scene.

A group of teens was seen in the area prior to the start of the fire and LAFD believes they may have been involved.

Several similar incidents that have occurred in the last three months have LAFD greatly concerned about the threat of wildfires to public safety – one spark during a windy day with such County-wide dry conditions could quickly turn into an active wildfire threatening the entire community – especially if the fire begins in the canyons.

With school ending in two weeks, parents are urged to visit with their children about fire safety such as “don’t play with matches!” and asked to keep careful watch over children.

 


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