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Wildfire swells near New Mexico nuclear laboratory

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - A wildfire has swelled to more than 93 square miles in the mountains above a northern New Mexico town that is home to a government nuclear laboratory.
Firefighters worked through the night and into Tuesday hoping to put out spot fires erupting ahead of the 60,000-acre blaze.
Crews are burning some areas to rob the fire of fuel. They are also clearing out brush at homes on the western side of Los Alamos as a precaution.
Thousands of residents remained evacuated Tuesday and the fire has forced the closure of Los Alamos National Laboratory for another two days.
Lab officials say all nuclear and hazardous materials, including those at the lab's principal waste storage site, are accounted for and protected.


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