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NM Governor Addresses Arizona Firefighter Deaths

STATE News:

 

Albuquerque – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez released the following statement this morning about the tragic deaths of Arizona Hotshot Firefighters this weekend in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Central Arizona:

 

“I was saddened to hear the news about the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona, members of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, based in Prescott. They were killed when the wind suddenly shifted as they fought the fast-moving Yarnell Hill Fire, sparked by lightning.

 

“For New Mexicans, this news hits especially close to home because


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Warnings Issued For Flooding and Mudflows

Flooding Downstream of Burned Areas Precautions:

NOTE: It is important that residents take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mudflows.

Residents living near or around a recently burned area need to:

Monitor local weather reports and public safety bulletins, local road closures, emergency notifications, weather alerts, follow local county and city advisories, and act accordingly.

Use a “weather radio” or smart phone “weather apps” that monitors “all hazards” alerts issued by the NOAA-National Weather Service:http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.

Prepare


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Firefighters Respond to Four Lightning Fires

Current fires on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy/SFNF

SFNF News:

SANTA FEFirefighters responded to four lightning caused fires as a result of Friday’s massive thunderstorm in the area.

The Rattlesnake, Alameda and San Antonio fires all located on the west side of the Forest within the Jemez Mountains have been contained. The fires ranged in size from .10 to .25 acres.

Firefighters are still working to contain the Aragon Fire, also burning in the Jemez Mountains.

Fire Name: Aragon

Time/Date Reported: 10:02 a.m., June 29, 2013

Location: Coyote Ranger District, Santa Fe National


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The Cone Zone: Week of July 1

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Public Works Projects:

For more information about the projects listed below, e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us, call 662-8150, or visit the “Projects” link at www.losalamosnm.us. Please slow down and use caution as you travel through these construction areas.

Verde Ridge & Arroyo Lane Milling:

RMCI will mill Verde Ridge and Arroyo Lane on Monday, July 1. Work will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. and should end by 5 p.m. During this time all vehicles must be off the street in parking stalls or other off-street parking. Residential access will be maintained. Expect flagging operations;


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