New Mexico Wildfire Forces Los Alamos Lab to Close, Residents Evacuate Town

Thousands of residents are leaving the town that hosts America's nuclear weapons lab, Los Alamos, ahead of a wildfire that has shot up towers of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a fire on the lab's property where scientists once conducted tests on radioactive explosives. Traffic was bumper-to-bumper Monday after many of the New Mexico town's 12,000 residents were asked to leave. Authorities said that 2,500 people had already left under an earlier voluntary evacuation. Los Alamos is where the...Full Story
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