Somewhat calmer winds and rain mixed with snow that started falling overnight is no doubt lending a hand with the efforts of firefighters Tuesday in snuffing out the Valle Canyon fire that’s been burning west of Los Alamos since last Thursday night.
Forest Service spokesperson Lawrence Lujan said late in the day Tuesday the wildfire is 100% percent contained.
“Yesterday due to heavy winds, firefighters were removed from the fire to protect them from dead falling trees (snags,” Lujan said. “Safety always comes first in fire management. Last night’s snow and colder temperatures assisted with suppression efforts.