A 16,600 acre forest fire was burning near Los Alamos. These are pictures from my backyard in Pajarito Acres. My neighbor's house is impressively shadowed by a cloud of smoke reaching to nearly 60,000 feet, on Friday afternoon. The smoke encouraged me to spend the weekend clearing dry debris from near my house. Flames were visible on Saturday evening, and into the night. Fortunately the fire was contained, about 5 miles from my house, and 2 miles from the Laboratory. There hadn't been any rain in months......

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