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Old 06-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #21
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Default Mandatory Evacuations of Los Alamos area.

Just heard it on Fox News and an article on the Drudge Report.

Los Alamos evacuation ordered because of wildfire

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Authorities ordered Los Alamos evacuated Monday as a fast-growing and unpredictable wildfire bore down on the northern New Mexico town and its sprawling nuclear laboratory.

The blaze that began Sunday already had destroyed a number of homes south of the town, which is home to some 12,000 residents. It also forced closure of the nation's pre-eminent nuclear lab while stirring memories of a devastating blaze more than a decade ago that destroyed hundreds of homes and buildings in the area.

Los Alamos County fire chief Doug Tucker said the blaze Sunday night was the most active fire he had seen in his career, forcing residents near Cochiti Mesa and Las Conchas to flee with "nothing but the shirts on their back."

He said at 44,000-acre blaze had destroyed at least 30 structures but it wasn't clear how many were homes.

The fire has the potential to double or triple in size, Tucker said, and firefighters had no idea which direction the 60 mph-plus winds would take it.

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U.S. Government site, almost real-time Thermal IR Satellite heat detection around the fire.

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Zoom in to New Mexico and click the Active Fires menu on the left .... then turn on the Modis Thermal Satellite checkbox and you will see that indeed the fire is moving.

Also, under Base Data, select Street Map for better view of the land area.

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Most of AZ's fires are now out or fully contained and coming through Bisbee AZ this evening on my way home, it rained a little, ok, it spinkled a few drops and there are Monson clouds building up south of us in Mexico, so maybe we're out of it for this fire season.

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It actually tried to rain here last night too yesterday, but all it did was make a mess of the cars. Hopefully monsoon season will start soon and the fires will die out.

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I can see the fire at Santa Fe from my loft windows in Rio Rancho. The AZ fires are still blowing smoke up our way and it smells like were camping. I hope everyone will stay home until the rains come. They even have fire restrictions out at the gun club. No open fires and no smoking. I don't know about shooting my Mosin-Nagant with the big fire ball. Fire in Amarillo TX got with in 2 houses of Mom and Dads place. Keep the SW in your prayers and thoughts for RAIN.
This is from Albuquerque main website. "The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County have implemented a complete closure of the Bosque and Rio Grande Valley State Park and all Open Space areas."

The Albuquerque Shooting Range State Park is part of Open Space. No rain, no range time!

Facilities Map - Open Space - City of Albuquerque

Fire Danger Closes Bosque, Other Areas - City of Albuquerque

http://www.kasa.com/dpps/weather/wildfires/total-bosque-open-space-fire-closure_3863643
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Prayers and kind thoughts continue for folks in the Southwest.

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BigCountry02 thanks for those updates. I see the Pacheco fire in my loft windows and the Los Conchas in the bedroom windows. It's getting real dry and yet they continue to sell fireworks. I live in far NW Rio Rancho and last night was busy with fireworks. I don't use the city range. I get a membership to Del Norte Gun Club for my Christmas Present every year. We will host the State shotgun meet in 2 weeks. I sure pray for rain before all them folks head out there. Couple of friends have now lost their cabins and BOL up above Dixons. Now authorities are worried about radioactive smoke from Las Alamos. I have decided to get a BOB ready, never thought I would leave the house before. 5 P's people, papers, prescriptions, pets and pictures.

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BigCountry02 thanks for those updates. I see the Pacheco fire in my loft windows and the Los Conchas in the bedroom windows. It's getting real dry and yet they continue to sell fireworks. I live in far NW Rio Rancho and last night was busy with fireworks. I don't use the city range. I get a membership to Del Norte Gun Club for my Christmas Present every year. We will host the State shotgun meet in 2 weeks. I sure pray for rain before all them folks head out there. Couple of friends have now lost their cabins and BOL up above Dixons. Now authorities are worried about radioactive smoke from Las Alamos. I have decided to get a BOB ready, never thought I would leave the house before. 5 P's people, papers, prescriptions, pets and pictures.
No problem. Heard on KOB 770 that Smith's has stopped selling fireworks. There is a push to stop the sale of fireworks for the 4th. Alot of folks are not buying based on the weather.

We do not get rain/moisture or anything wet from the sky it is going to get alot worst.

Add (Food, Water, Ammo, Weapons, and Other Supplies) to the 5 P's.

I called the City Range, closed until the city says you can re-open. No ETRO (Estimated Time of Return to Operations). Caliber's is too expensive for a membership and once and awhile shooting practice adds up; plu I prefer outdoors.
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Make that "Six P's" with Provisions being the last of them.

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The five Ps are for a fire emergency 30 seconds to GOOD BOB. Everything else is in their BOBs. Oh heck, My garage is full of Bobs. And I have my travel trailer prepped as a Bob On wheels. The Wife said I have OCD on SHTF. But I know she likes the extra security it provides our family. I joined the local CERT team 8 years ago and I have the Go Bag they gave me ready also. Nice to have the FEMA DHS RRDEM ID. And that was all free.

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