PNM officials discuss power line safety ahead of Balloon Fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – During Balloon Fiesta, officials always have to be ready if something goes wrong.

Wednesday, PNM held a demonstration to discuss how they respond if a hot air balloon gets caught in power lines. They are warning people who may be nearby to stay away and call for help.

“It’s our natural instinct to try to jump in and help, but that could create a more dangerous situation for all involved,” PNM’s Meaghan Cavanaugh said.

Balloon Fiesta kicks off this Saturday, October 7. 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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