June 27, 2011

Now It's Los Alamos' Turn

Visitor center at Bandelier National Monument, near Los Alamos, New Mexico
I just read that the town of Los Alamos, New Mexico (pop. about 12,000, mostly with PhDs) has been ordered evacuated as the Las Conchas fire moves toward it.

This fire took off on Sunday and now covers more than 43,000 acres (17,401 hectares).

Bandelier National Monument was evacuated yesterday. We were there just a month ago, checking out M.'s brother's new diorama, for which we furnished a few items. It is central in the remodeled vistor center.

The Atomic Nerds are right on the edge of this one.

1 comment:

otowi said...

I was at Bandelier and Los Alamos in early May. I hope nothing is damaged.