ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Mother Nature is helping crews get a much better handle on the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos.
Heavy rain fell Monday and it helped crews dealing with the fire which is now more than 147,000 acres and 50 percent contained.
However the danger of flash floods, that are common after large intense fires scorch the canyons, is a concern.
Teams which include hydrologists, biologists and engineers are working on flood prevention plans.
The governor signed an emergency order Friday to pay for flood preparations around the state.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
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Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.