12 Jul '11, 11am

First came the fires, now the rains: The monsoons arrived on schedule in northern New Mexico on Monday, bringing...

First came the fires, now the rains: The monsoons arrived on schedule in northern New Mexico on Monday, bringing...

RELATED ARTICLES Crews Work to Contain Fire in Sierras September 10, 2007 07:56 AM Wildfires rage across five Southwest states April 4, 2011 06:21 AM Wildfires Burn More than 20,000 Acres across Arizona June 15, 2006 12:00 AM Weather turning against Texas wildfire fighters April 25, 2011 06:03 AM The monsoons arrived on schedule in northern New Mexico on Monday, bringing with them the promise of containing a monster wildfire that has broken records in the state. ADVERTISEMENT But they also brought potential peril from flash floods, wind bursts and lightning, with possible flooding made worse by the ground-clearing fires. "It's such a Catch-22 with the rains," said Arlene Perea, a fire information officer. "The rains are welcome, but we know there are some problems with it." The National Weather Service on Monday put out a flash-flood watch for the fire area through at leas...

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care2.com 05 Jul '11, 9pm

A very large wildfire in New Mexico was moving close to a nuclear facility at Los Alamos, but fortunately firefighters hav...