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Oklahoma wildfire kills one person and forces 1,000 more to be evacuated

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – More than 1,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in central Oklahoma because of a wildfire that has killed one person and threatened scores of buildings in its path, officials said on Monday. High heat and winds have spurred the wildfire…

U.S. nuclear lab to reopen after wildfire threat ends

Officials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory said they will re-open the nuclear research center on Wednesday after it was closed in late June due to an encroaching wildfire. The site in the southwestern state of New Mexico, where the atomic bomb was developed during World War II, “appears to…

Los Alamos lab prepares to reopen as fire threat eases

SANTA FE, N.M (Reuters) – The Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory has ended a state of emergency and was taking small steps on Saturday toward reopening as the threat from a record New Mexico wildfire subsided. But highlighting the need for continued vigilance, a squirrel sparked a small blaze on…

Firefighters making headway against wildfire at Los Alamos

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico (Reuters) – A New Mexico wildfire raged largely unchecked for a fourth day near one of the nation’s top nuclear arms production plants on Wednesday, but firefighters finally gained some ground in corralling the flames. The so-called Las Conchas Fire has scorched at least 90,000 acres…

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