July 1, 2011
A wildfire roaring through a New Mexico forest forced the closure of the Los Alamos National Laboratory for a fifth straight day Friday as crews scrambled to contain the blaze.
The Las Conchas fire is burning nearly unabated through the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve.
By late Thursday, it had charred 93,678 acres and strong winds threatened to be the firefighters’ greatest challenge.
“We have seen fire behavior we have never seen before,” Fire Chief Doug Tucker told reporters.
This article was posted: Friday, July 1, 2011 at 3:51 am