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Crews put out small brush fire at TA-8

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Los Alamos Fire Department crews responded to a small brush fire near TA-8 and quickly put it out Friday afternoon.

According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory EOC, a small brush fire reported  near guard post 431. The lab confirmed the fire was in a tree and LAFD crews did knock down the tree after the fire was put out.

TA-8 is off NM 501 (West Jemez Road).

"It was very small, less than one acre," lab spokesman Steve Sandoval said. "Not sure of cause but earlier this afternoon there was lightning over the Jemez. Don't want to speculate if it was lightning because I don't know."

Sandoval said no structures or employees were in danger.