Firefighters battling AZ flames return to NM

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After battling the Slide Fire burning in Arizona, 20 veterans from New Mexico are on their way back home.

The vets were trained as season wildland firefighters as part of the state’s Returning Heroes Program.

About a week ago, the crews were deployed to the Slide Fire.

There they cut down trees near power lines ensuring the flames did not spread or damage lines. 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.

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