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Contreras Fire Reaches Kitt Peak National Observatory

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TUCSON, Ariz., June 21, 2022 — The Contreras Fire, which began June 11 about eight miles south of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, has destroyed four nonscientific structures related to the observatory. According to a release Sunday afternoon from the National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NOIRLab), which manages the observatory, all telescope domes are still standing. Part of the Contreras Fire burning on the slopes of the Kitt Peak mountain on June 16. Courtesy of KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA. Per NOIRLab, the remaining structures on the southwest ridge, along with structures on the north end near the...Read full article

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