County: Black Feather Fire Smoke Visible In Los Alamos Currently Poses No Threat


Los Alamos Fire Department (LAFD) reports that smoke seen in the Los Alamos County area is from the Black Feather fire burning in the Rio Arriba/Sandoval County near the San Pedro Wilderness. While LAFD is monitoring this fire that is approximately 25 miles from the community and has burned 100 acres, the fire currently poses no threat to the Los Alamos community.

LAFD officials advise, however, that citizens should always stay vigilant as conditions can change rapidly. The National Weather Services is forecasting Red Flag and Fire Weather Watches in the Los Alamos area beginning next week. Individuals are encouraged to exercise caution by following these safety tips:

  • Sign up for CodeRed by texting LOSALAMOS to 99411 or visit the county webpage at
  • Report new signs of smoke or fire immediately by calling 9-1-1,
  • Maintain a clear defensible space around private property by removing dead vegetation and flammable materials,
  • Proactively review the Ready, Set, Go Wildland Fire Action Guide, and
  • Stay informed. Follow the webpages and for information on active fires in New Mexico.