By Andrew Restuccia - 06/27/11 05:52 PM EDT
Here’s more from Reuters:
Jeff Berger, a spokesman for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the world's first atomic bomb was developed, said the fire was rapidly advancing but had not yet reached lab property.
"Lab emergency crews have been dispatched across the lab. Their job is to protect key facilities and materials," Berger said. "Protected areas include all hazardous and radioactive facilities and our proton accelerator and supercomputing centers."
Laboratory officials will hold a press conference later Monday on the fire.