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Snapshots from the Frontlines of New Mexico's Wildfires
A wildfire burns near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb.
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June 28: Flames from the Las Conchas Fire move toward Los Alamos, N.M. in the Jemez Mountains. The vicious wildfire spread through the mountains driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at a government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)

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June 28: Flames from the Las Conchas Fire burn in Los Alamos, N.M. in the Jemez Mountains. Fire managers say it's a "make or break day" Tuesday for ensuring flames from a wildfire don't race into a northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory that stores sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)

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Thousands flee New Mexico town ahead of wildfire. In a single day the flames, swept along by winds of up to 95 kph (60 mph) and fueled by the dry trees and bushes of the forests. EFE/File

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June 28: The Las Conchas fire burns near the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at the government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 28: A helicopter carrying water flies over the Los Alamos Laboratory as smoke rises from the Las Conchas fire in Los Alamos, N.M.. A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town on Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at the government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 27: The sun filters through thick smoke from a wildfire burning near Los Alamos, N.M..Thousands of residents calmly fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly-growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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June 28: Flames from the Las Conchas Fire move toward Los Alamos, N.M. in the Jemez Mountains. The vicious wildfire spread through the mountains driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at a government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Eddie Moore)

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June 28: Smoke from the Las Conchas fire fills the sky near the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.. A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town on Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at the government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 27: New Mexico Army National Guardsmen Pfc. Sam Fischer , right, and Spc. Orlando Bencomo, left, both of Albuquerque, watch the sky glow orange from smoke and the setting sun, while manning an observation post near the entrance to Los Alamos National Laboratory, in Los Almos, N.M.. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Pat Vasquez-Cunningham)

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June 28: The Las Conchas fire burns near the Los Alamos Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at the government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (Photo: AP/Matt York)

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June 6: Robert Joseph, 64, drives his vehiclewhile the sky fills up with smoke in New Mexico. (Photo AP/Jae C. Hong)

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June 28: A wildfire burns near Los Alamos, N.M.. Thousands of residents calmly fled from the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked a spot fire on lab property where scientists 50 years ago conducted underground tests of radioactive explosives. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 27: This image provided by NASA shows an image taken by a crew member aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 235 statute miles exposed this still photograph of a major fire in the Jemez Mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest in north-central New Mexico. The fire is just southwest of Los Alamos National Laboratories. (AP Photo/NASA)

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June 27: The sun pokes through smoke from a wild fire burning near Los Alamos, N.M.. Thousands of residents calmly fled the town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory as a rapidly-growing wildfire approached, sending up towering plumes of smoke, raining down ash and charring the fringes of the sprawling lab's property. The blaze, which began Sunday, had destroyed 30 structures south of Los Alamos and forced the closure of the lab. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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June 28: Los Alamos residents Ross Van Lyssel, left, and Steve Bowers watch flames from the Las Conchas fire in Los Alamos, N.M. A vicious wildfire spread through the mountains above a northern New Mexico town on Tuesday, driving thousands of people from their homes as officials at the government nuclear laboratory tried to dispel concerns about the safety of sensitive materials. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 28: Hotshot crew members walk in line as they prepare to mop up in Pajarito Mountain ski area near Los Alamos, N.M. Firefighters battled a vicious wildfire that was spreading Tuesday through the mountains above the northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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June 28: Firefighter Chris Teters, of Portland, Ore., mops up hot spots in Pajarito Mountain ski area near Los Alamos, N.M.. Firefighters battled a vicious wildfire that was spreading Tuesday through the mountains above the northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Snapshots from the Frontlines of New Mexico's Wildfires

A wildfire burns near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb.

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