Las Conchas fire - June 2011
Jul 13, 2011Public
Photo: The Las Conchas fire started around 1:00 PM on June 26, 2011. One and three-quarter hours later, it did not seem a threat. Pajarito mountain is seen on the right.
Photo: Three and a half hours after Las Conchas fire started, it was already producing a huge plume of smoke. The Pajarito ski area is just off to the right of this photo.
Photo: About seven hours after it started, the Las Conchas fire had burned into Bandelier National Monument and was within sight of the Los Alamos National Lab. The Lab administration building is in lower left.
Photo: Seven and one half hours after it started, the fire was burning along the ridge south of LANL. The administration building is in the lower right corner.
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Photo: A pocket of fire just above Los Alamos.
Photo: The scene on July 4th, eight days after the Las Conchas fire started. Even though the fire was still smoldering in the mountains, residents were allowed to return on July 3rd.
Photo: Our July 4th fireworks.
Photo: Helicopter attacks the fire; an S-64 Erickson Air-Crane.
Photo: Helicopter drops fire retardant on patch of fire.
Photo: Helicopter drops fire retardant on patch of fire.
Photo: Helicopter leaves for another load of fire retardant.
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Photo: Helicopter drops fire retardant on patch of fire.
Photo: A resistant patch of fire.
Photo: Our beloved ski hill took a beating.
Photo: Fiery sunset
Photo: July 6, there is still plenty of smoke produced by patches of fire.
Photo: There is a helicopter in there someplace.
Photo: Ridge fire
Photo: Ridge fire.
Photo: Ridge fire.
Photo: Ridge fire.
Photo: Ridge fire - although the flames are mostly on the other side of the ridge, the glowing sky seems like hell on earth; Las Conchas fire, 2011