New Mexico firefighters head to Tennessee

NM Firefighters headed to tennessee

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of New Mexico firefighters are headed to Tennessee. A crew of 20 left Santa Fe early Tuesday morning.

Tennessee requested New Mexico’s help as wildfires there have caused evacuations, road closures and have destroyed homes.

It’s part of state forestry’s “Returning Heroes Wildland Firefighter Program,” which hires, trains and provides work opportunities for military veterans. 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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