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The Los Conchas fire, which flared up Sunday afternoon, was reported to be less than a mile from the lab's southwestern boundaries late Sunday, another statement from the facility said.
"All radioactive and hazardous material is appropriately accounted for and protected," the lab said.
Wildfire spreads to within one mile of Los Alamos lab
A raging wildfire has spread to within one mile of the nation's preeminent nuclear weapons facility, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, authorities said on Monday.
The blaze has grown to 43,597 acres and caused the evacuation of hundreds of people, with thousands encouraged to evacuate voluntarily.
Red flag conditions, the highest fire alert, are expected to feed the growing blaze throughout the day.