With smoke in the air from the flare-ups around the area, employees returned to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory Wednesday.
The lab had been closed since June 28 because of the Las Conchas fire, the largest in New Mexico history.
The lab’s post-fire-danger recovery plan was coordinated with Los Alamos County to ensure that the community of Los Alamos was fully habitable before opening.
Before employees reported to work Wednesday, laboratory facility personnel checked all of the more than 2,000 of the lab’s buildings.
Lab director Charlie McMIllan said employees who need additional time before reporting to work should speak to their managers once the laboratory reopen.