NM Senator wants more fire resources

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Sen. Tom Udall wants more resources available to fight wildfires in New Mexico.

The senator is proposing a bill that, if approved by Congress, would treat large fires as natural disasters and provide money to fight fires from a disaster account.

He says that would free up $412 million for firefighting efforts alone.

Udall says in the past, 30 percent of the budget allocated was used on just 1 percent of wildfires.

Sen. Udall also wants the public to help prevent and be prepared for wildfires.

KRQE.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s