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Los Alamos, NM, 4 July 2011:  The Las Conchas fire continues to burn around Los Alamos. The National Laboratory is safe. The Las Conchas Wildfire threatened the city and Los Alamos National Laboratory, America's foremost nuclear research facility.  Los Alamos was the birthplace of the atomic age with the Manhattan Project during WWII.  The town was evacuated on Monday, 27, June 2011.  At this point the wildfire has consumed over 114,000 acres.  A downed power line from intense winds is blamed for the origin of this devastating fire.  It is one of eight wildfires ravaging New Mexico and the second one to threaten Los Alamos in 11 years.  New Mexico is the driest state in the Union and has been under drought conditions for years. Albuquerque has had the driest year on record....
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