Here are some details from nmfireinfo.com
Location: On Santa Fe National Forest in Sandoval, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba Counties; Santa Clara Reservation; Bandelier National Monument; Valles Caldera National Preserve; and state and private in-holdings.
Size: 146,353 acres
Percent Contained: 45%
Total Personnel: 1886 including 36 crews
Resources: 18 Helicopters; 57 Engines; 35 Water Tenders; 8 Dozers
Residences: 410 threatened; 63 destroyed
Commercial Property: 45 threatened; 0 destroyed
Outbuildings: 110 threatened; 44 destroyed
Injuries to Date: 7
I found this map on nmfireinfo.com This is the most up to date map showing the fire damage and path. Looking at the map you can clearly see if the brave Firefighters would not have held the line Los Alamos would not be here today.
Some links with pictures:
Some Pictures From Today... :(
The burn line at Valles Caldera
Sorry for the crap car pics. The air quality was to bad to get out and investigate :(
I am usually a very optimistic person. With saying that I know this fire could have been and could be way worse but it never should have happened in the first place. They are still looking into the fire but it looks like it was caused by a human. Not lighting, not nature, A HUMAN! The saddest part of all is New Mexico is in the worst drought in over 100 years (according to KRQE.COM) how will these beast be stopped with no water?
Now to end this blog on a lighter note.....
PRAIRIE DOGS AT JACKALOPE!!! Who doesn't love a prairie dog??