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Scenes From the Las Conchas Fire

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On June 26, 2011, a massive blaze, likely triggered by a utility line, swept across New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. It consumed 43,000 acres in the first day alone. We arrived in nearby Los Alamos, the nation’s premier nuclear research laboratory, the following day. Both the lab and the town of Los Alamos are currently threatened by the fire, which is now only two miles away.

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