ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) -
Ten years to the day that citizens of Los Alamos wereevacuated because of the Cerro Grande Fire, the anniversary isbeing remembered in an informal event this evening.
May 10, 2000 was the last day for some residents to see theirhomes intact.
The controlled burn that began just days before had jumped thefire lines and started to ravage the town. Los Alamosresidents were evacuated and all but a few who chose to stick itout in their homes and fire crews remained.
In all, over 350 homes were destroyed.
Finally after one month, the blaze was contained. Two anda half months later it was completely put out.
The event will start at 6 tonight near the "Touch The Sky"statue at the northwest corner of Ashley Pond Park in LosAlamos.
According to the Los Alamos County website, the event will beinformal. There'll also be a reading of a specialproclamation followed by a moment of silence.
The statue in Ashley Pond Park was dedicated in May 2001, oneyear after the fires.
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