Las Conchas Fire Updates

The Las Conchas fire, southwest of Los Alamos and northwest of Santa Fe, is now the the largest fire in New Mexico history. The blaze is 27-percent contained and has burned more than 127,000 acres, according to fire officials. An evacuation, which forced some 12,000 Los Alamos County residents from their homes, was lifted on July 3. LANL is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday. More updates below:

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  1. 12:14 p. m., July 5

    A very comprehensive fire progression map. 
  2. July 4:
  3. 8 a.m., July 3:

    From New Mexico Fire Information website:


    Los Alamos Evacuations Lifted


    Los Alamos County reports that as of 8 AM July 3, 2011, all normal access points to the Los Alamos Town site are now open with the following exceptions, State Route 4 remains closed west of Monterey Drive South and all access points to the Jemez Mountains remain closed.

  4. 2 p.m., July 2:
    Hutton Broadcasting news desk radio update from John Calef.

  5. 10:30 a.m., July 2:
    Hutton Broadcasting news desk radio update from John Calef.

  6. 8:55 a.m., July 2:
    Hutton Broadcasting news desk radio update from John Calef. Listen. 10-percent containment, says fire public information officer.

    Listen to the full interview. Listen.

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