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Black Fire Grows to NM’s Third Largest

Firefighters working on the side of a road working on the Black Fire.

5.27.2022 – In the Gila National Forest, the Black Fire ignited on May 13—and has already grown into the state’s third largest wildfire in history. Fire behavior analyst Arthur Gonzales, with the Southwest Incident Management Team #5 talks about the conditions fueling the giant fire. “I started this business in 1995, and I’ve seen a…

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Responds to Fires

A photo of Senator Martin Heinrich with a graphic of firefighting a wildfire.

5.27.2022 – Sen. Martin Heinrich talks with correspondent Laura Paskus about New Mexico’s wildfire season, what the future might hold, and the need to professionalize the country’s federal wildland firefighting workforce. Correspondent: Laura Paskus Guest: Martin Heinrich, U.S. Senator, New Mexico For More Information: Heinrich Urges Administration to Establish Pay Rate for Federal Wildland Firefighters…

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