Photo of Las Conchas fire

Las Conchas fire
Las Conchas fire, 7-14-2011. Photo by Andrew Ashcraft, Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Andrew Ashcraft sent us this photo of the Las Conchas fire which burned 156,000 acres near Los Alamos, New Mexico in June and July. The photo was taken on July 14, 2011 while the Granite Mountain Hotshots were holding the fireline after the Prescott Hot Shots ignited a burnout. Thanks Andrew.

And speaking of the Las Conchas fire, according to the Rio Grande Sun, two attorneys are gearing up to file a lawsuit against the Jemez Mountains Electric Cooperative, claiming the Co-op’s negligence regarding inspection and trimming of vegetation threatening its power lines led to the fire, which investigators determined was caused by a tree falling into a power line.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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