Oso Complex Fire

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A view of the Oso Complex Fire from the Otowi Building of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Oso Complex Fire started June 20, 1998 and burned 5,185 acres (21 km²) in the Santa Fe National Forest in the Jemez Mountains, including more than 1,200 acres (4.9 km²) of Santa Clara Pueblo land. The fire came within 8 miles (13 km) of Los Alamos, New Mexico and was contained by July 6, 1998, aided by rain. The cause of the fire was determined to be arson.

See also


  • Jemez Mountains Fire History
  • LANL Daily News Bulletin Thursday, June 30, 1998
  • LANL Daily News Bulletin Thursday, July 9, 1998

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