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.

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