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Wind is not a firefighter’s friend here. Eastern Arizona and western New Mexico has seen over a half million acres of land eaten by fire. A friend wrote that Los Alamos, home to a huge nuclear facility, is a ghost town. While officials try to assure people that the nuclear reactor is safe and secured, employees from the facility, high-tailing it out of town, think differently.

For up-to-date information on containment and new areas of fire danger, go to www.inciweb.org.