Fire forces Los Alamos National Laboratory to close


Fire closes in on Los Alamos National Laboratory. Picture taken June 27. Photo courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory

All non-essential personnel have been evacuated from Los Alamos National Laboratory after a wildfire approached the facility Sunday night.

The laboratory has remained closed since Monday, according to a spokesman, and will remain closed Thursday.

The laboratory has more than 12,000 employees, including contractors and a number of students.

At one point Monday there was a small fire inside the 36 square mile laboratory grounds but was extinguished within hours.


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