News from the Inferno: Las Conchas Fire

In less than 48 hours, a wildfire that began June 25 spread to 43,597 acres, with flames within a mile of Los Alamos National Laboratory. By June 29, the fire had spread to nearly 70,000 acres and, according to officials, was "a road away" from the lab.

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  3. The Las Conchas fire area near Los Alamos on Wednesday morning. Red = new/active burning; yellow is >24 hours. #nmfire
    The Las Conchas fire area near Los Alamos on Wednesday morning. Red = new/active burning; yellow is >24 hours. #nmfire
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