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Re: Los Alamos Fire, Internet helping People......

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sat May 13 05:42:39 2000

On Thu, 11 May 2000, "John M. Brown" wrote:
> The raging fire in Los Alamos, New Mexico is devistating.

400+ homes destroyed.

US West is reporting 1000+ lines with fire damage, but no major
interruptions.  The wildfire came within 1/2-mile of the Los Alamos
central office.  US West brought in water trucks for cooling and
fire fighting.

If you had a working computer and phone, it appears all the major and
minor Internet service providers in the area maintained service.