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Friday, 12 May, 2000, 10:55 GMT 11:55 UK
In pictures: Fighting the blaze
Hundreds of firefighters have been fighting a raging forest fire in New Mexico which has forced the closure of the Los Alamos nuclear plant and the evacuation of thousands of people.

Firefighters
A thousand firefighters have been struggling to hold the line

Fighting the raging flames in Los Alamos
The fire has been spreading since last Friday

fire
High winds fanned the flames hundreds of feet in the air

Firefighters near rising temperatures
Firefighters say it could take three weeks to douse the blaze

Burnt-out home
Hundreds of homes have been destroyed

Los Alamos
Slight damage to the nuclear facility, but no radiation leak

Some residents watching on
Evacuees have been viewing the inferno from a safe distance

Forest fires
The billowing smoke can be seen from miles away

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