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The Los Alamos wildfire, called Las Conchas, is still raging on in New Mexico, but it no longer poses a real danger to the military nuclear facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, or the town of 12,000.
So far, the fire that is believed to have started in the vicinity of Santa Fe National Forest has burnt more than 110,000 acres as of Saturday, July 2, and has caused authorities to issue a mandatory evacuation of the local population in Los Alamos, N.M.
Although the state of emergency at the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory has been called off, more than 10,000 residents have not been permitted to return to their homes, according to CNN.
Many evacuated residents expressed concern over looting and unlawful trespassing of their homes. But with the fire only 7 percent contained, it is unlikely that authorities will lift the evacuation order.