Skip directly to content

Fire

SFNF Postpones Rowe Mesa Prescribed Burn

on April 22, 2019 - 12:28pm

Prescribed burn. Courtesy/NFS

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest are postponing the prescribed burn on Rowe Mesa originally planned for this week, primarily due to forecasted weather with showers and thunderstorms expected later today through Wednesday.

Fire managers may reschedule the 293-acre East Rowe Mesa Phase II prescribed burn when conditions on the ground, including fuel moisture levels, air quality and weather, are more favorable. The Rowe Mesa unit is east of N.M. 34 along Rowe Mesa, 10 miles south of Pecos and south of I-25.

Prescribed fires

Scenes From 2019 LAFD Wildfire Days At Pond

on April 21, 2019 - 7:50am

Terry Beery, a PEEC volunteer, helps a group of young children 'build' a healthy forest. She explains that trees need to be spaced apart rather than clumped together, which can increase the danger for wildfires. PEEC was among many organizations that participated in Wildfire Day, which the Los Alamos Fire Department held in collaboration with the Elks Lodge #2083 annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters Shane Grano, Joseph Baca, Jaden Eads and Colorado Cordova host a booth about fire

Wildfire Day & Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

on April 19, 2019 - 10:40am
Sparky the Fie Dog greets visitors during Wildfire Day 2018. Courtesy photo

From left, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter bunny are expected to be on hand at the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt and Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Central Avenue between Oppenheimer and 20th Street will be closed 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20 in support of the combined efforts of the Fire Department, Los Alamos Elks Lodge and many more to present the community with a safe and fun event – the annual Elk’s Easter Egg Hunt

Council Tentatively Approves LAFD Budget

on April 16, 2019 - 3:28pm

Fire Chief Troy Hughes, center, presents his department budget along with Senior Management Analyst Norma Jean Valdez and Management Analyst Xavier Anderson. County Deputy Manager Steve Lynne and Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall listen Monday evening at left, during the annual budget hearings. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council unanimously voted to tentatively approve the approximately $32.7 million budget for the Los Alamos Fire Department during the Monday night budget hearing.  

The tentative budget approval includes an add-on

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Planned Tuesday

on April 16, 2019 - 8:25am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions today, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed tomorrow.
 
Up to 500 acres, including 50 acres of piles, will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Crews will begin hand ignitions around 10 a.m., followed by aerial ignitions between noon and 1 p.m. and operations should be completed within a day.
 

Final Update Tonight On Fire In Los Alamos Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 9:12pm
News Alert:
 
Los Alamos Firefighters made good progress by sundown today on the fire in Los Alamos Canyon.
 
Firefighters are mopping up and will be monitoring throughout the night the area where an approximately 3-acre fire ignited about 4:30 p.m. today near the Canyon Rim Trailhead east of N.M. 502 and across from the Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.
 
This will be the last update this evening.
 

Fire In Los Alamos Canyon Consumes About 3 Acres

on April 10, 2019 - 6:15pm

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters are on the scene of a fire burning this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon, which as of 5:20 p.m. today has consumed about 3 acres. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighters responded to a fire this afternoon that has consumed approximately 3 acres down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead east of N.M.

News Alert: Fire Breaks Out In Los Alamos Canyon

on April 10, 2019 - 4:55pm

News Alert:

Los Alamos Fire Department firefighters are responding to a fire down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead across N.M. 502 from the Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.

This is in same area where a 4-acre fire occurred March 29.

N.M. 502 remains open to traffic but motorists are urged to avoid this area if possible.

Check back at ladailypost.com for more details on this developing story.

LAFD Presents Station 4 With Phoenix Award

on April 10, 2019 - 9:47am

These Los Alamos Firefighters from Station 4 are honored this morning for saving the life of a person suffering a heart attack: Capt. Gerard Coriz, Driver Paramedic Van Leimer, Firefighter Paramedic Dylan Mahoney, Firefighter Paramedic Dustin Rogers, Firefighter Randall Robles, Firefighter Joshua Urban and Firefighter Shannon Evans. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

This morning, the Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) was proud to present Station 4-B Shift with a Phoenix Award.

The Phoenix Award, which began in January of 2017, is awarded to personnel who have been involved in calls where the

Santa Fe Watershed Prescribed Burn Postponed Again; May Be Rescheduled Sometime Next Week

on April 5, 2019 - 8:20am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) will not conduct the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed today, April 5.
 
After reviewing conditions on the ground, including recent precipitation, and forecasted weather and winds, fire managers decided to postpone the burn. Ventilation is expected to be good during the day on Friday, but low winds overnight could cause smoke to settle over the area early Saturday.
 
Fire managers will look for a window next week to proceed with aerial and hand ignitions on up

LAFD: New Mexico Gas Inline Inspections Begin Today

on April 1, 2019 - 9:33am

LAFD News:

New Mexico Gas is conductung its DOT required In-line Inspection on the Los Alamos DOE 12” Transmission Pipeline.

This project consists of running a tool, normally called a pig, inside the pipeline to assess the integrity of the pipe itself. The project starts at Los Alamos West, near the Quemazon community, down to Los Alamos East, which is right off N.M. 502 and Camino Entrada.

At some point during this project, blowing down small amounts of gas at Los Alamos West is required to put the tool inside the line and gas venting will be necessary at the Los Alamos East station for a

SFNF: Prescribed Burn In Santa Fe Watershed

on March 30, 2019 - 11:31am
Fire managers may conduct a prescribed burn as early as Tuesday near the Nichols Reservoir on the Santa Fe National Forest. Courtesy photo 
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to proceed with the previously announced prescribed burn near Nichols Reservoir in the lower Santa Fe Municipal Watershed as early as April 2, if conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, remain favorable.
 
Up to 500 acres, including 50 acres of piles, will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions.

Omega Fire In Los Alamos Canyon 100% Contained

on March 29, 2019 - 7:51pm

Los Alamos Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, right, and Battalion Chief Jeff Wetteland at the scene of the Omega Fire that consumed four acres this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon. The fire is now 100 percent contained. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of the Omega Fire that consumed four acres today in Los Alamos Canyon. The fire is now 100 percent contained. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos firefighters on scene this afternoon have now completely contained the Omega Fire. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire

Blaze In Los Alamos Canyon Now Called Omega Fire

on March 29, 2019 - 5:26pm

Firefighters are on scene of a 4 acre fire burning in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department has 25 firefighters responding to a 4 acre fire down in Los Alamos Canyon now known as the Omega Fire burning near the Canyon Rim Trailhead - eastern edge of Los Alamos, south side, across N.M. 502 and the Los Alamos Co+op Market and Holiday Inn Express.

LAFD reports there is no crowning at this time and the fire line is moving east in the canyon with 50 percent containment and making positive progress, however, smoke is still visible.

Fire In Los Alamos Canyon Consumes 3-5 Acres

on March 29, 2019 - 5:16pm

Scene of fire burning in Los Alamos Canyon. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department has 25 firefighters responding to a 3 to 5 acre fire down in Los Alamos Canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead - eastern edge of Los Alamos, south side, across NM502 and the LA Co-Op and Holiday Inn Express.

LAFD reports there is no crowning at this time. The fire line is moving east in the canyon. No containment. Smoke is visible. Please avoid this area - N.M. 502 eastbound is not closed at this time but this is an active fire fighting scene.

Update On Fire Underway In Los Alamos Canyon

on March 29, 2019 - 4:28pm

Update - Los Alamos firefighters are working a fire down in the canyon near the Canyon Rim Trailhead on the eastern edge of Los Alamos and the southside of N.M. 502 across from the Los Alamos Co+op Market. Caution: N.M. 502 eastbound is not closed at this time but this is an active fire fighting scene so motorists and hikers are urged to avoid the area. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by James Liberty
Photo by James Liberty

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Los Alamos Canyon

on March 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

Los Alamos firefighters are working a fire that erupted this afternoon in Los Alamos Canyon west of the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald asks everyone to avoid the area if at all possible until further notice. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Scene from fire underway in Los Alamos Canyon west of the Canyon Rim Trail parking lot. Los Alamos Firefighters are pouring water in the blaze. Check back for more on this developing story. Photo by Delbert Romero/ladailypost.com

Scene from fire underway in Los Alamos

As NM Prepares For Wildfire Season, Udall, Heinrich & Colleagues Urge Trump Administration To Reverse Proposed Cuts To Prevention, Firefighting Budget

on March 28, 2019 - 4:11pm

U.S. SENATE News:

  • Senators: Send us amended budget request that “more appropriately matches the science-based restoration needs of our shared federal forests”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, and U.S. Sen.

LAFD Issues Wildfire Day 2019 Call For Vendors

on March 27, 2019 - 6:44pm

Seen here at LAFD’s Wildfire Day 2018, Smokey Bear, Elroy the Elk, Sparky the Fire Dog and the Easter Bunny may attend Wildfire Day 2019 Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy/LAFD

LAFD News:

The Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) is seeking vendors interested in hosting food or other informational booths at Wildfire Day 2019, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Ashley Pond Park.

Wildfire Day is a fun event for the entire family with Easter Egg hunt, bicycle safety course, LAPD bomb truck, public safety vehicles, Smokey Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog and much more.

Wildfire Day is a

Meet The Scientists! The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition Is Hosting An interactive Workshop April 3

on March 26, 2019 - 8:41am

The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is hosting a workshop 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Courtesy photo

SFFC News:

SANTA FE ― The Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition is hosting a workshop based on the recent report “A Statement of Common Ground Regarding the Role of Wildfire in Forested Landscapes of the Western United States.”

The workshop is 3-6 p.m.

NNSA Los Alamos Field Office To Assess Wildfire Hazard And Forest Health Program

on March 26, 2019 - 8:29am
LANL News:
 
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Los Alamos Field Office is preparing a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
 
The SEA will evaluate and document changes in the LANL management of forest health and wildfire mitigation procedures since the publication of the 2000 Environmental Assessment for the Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Program at LANL (EA).
 
It will identify changes to the affected

LAPSA Members Gather For Meeting At UNM-LA

on March 22, 2019 - 6:12am
Members of the Los Alamos Public Safety Association gather for a group photo during their meeting Jan. 17 at UNM-LA, front row from left, Treasurer Sgt. Daniel Roberts, President Deputy Fire Chief Steve Dawald, Vice President Centerra General Manager Lennie Upshaw and LASO-SM and member Adolfo Meana. Center row from left, members LANL Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Maines, LANL Psychologist/BHRT Coordinator Dr. Alice Bodelson, Centerra Director of Operations Jesse Galvan and N3B Lisa La-Pointe Tafoya. Back row from left, Ex Officio Cmdr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Firefighter Mike McElyea

on March 18, 2019 - 6:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos is LAFD Firefighter Mike McElyea training the Los Alamos County Chaplain Corps and the LANL Behavior Health Response Team on the national program, Stop the Bleed, March 12 at Los Alamos County Fire Administration. McElyea explains it is the same as putting your oxygen mask on first before assisting others and trained how to self administer a tourniquet. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Firefighter Mike McElyea trains Los Alamos Dispatcher Cari Mace, Chaplain Lindsay Baca, Vanessa Martinez and Rev.

Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned For Friday

on March 14, 2019 - 9:55am
Forest Stewards Guild News:
 
SANTA FE Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts to initiate a prescribed burn Friday, March 15 at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos.

This burn will be implemented by the All Hands All Lands Burn Team (Burn Team), which is a fully qualified team designed to lead or support prescribed burns across a variety of land jurisdictions in the Water Fund landscapes of Northern New Mexico and

Glorieta Camps Prescribed Burn Planned For March

on March 9, 2019 - 7:59am
GLORIETA CAMPS News:
 
SANTA FE Glorieta Camps, The Nature Conservancy’s Rio Grande Water Fund and the Forest Stewards Guild plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including moisture levels, air quality, wind direction, and weather forecasts, and initiate a prescribed burn at Glorieta Camps, west of Pecos, as early as Monday March 11.
 
Exact dates will be dependent on environmental conditions.

Pages


Advertisements