Relief is on the way for New Mexico’s largest wildfire victims

Relief is on the way for New Mexico producers after they faced the largest wildfire in the state’s history last year.

The Calf Canyon Hermits Peak Fire broke out a year ago when the U.S. Forest Service lost control of a prescribed burn. The state’s governor has since signed legislation to prohibit those fire management burns. The fire ultimately burned more than 340,000 acres through late June, costing millions of dollars in damages including for the ag sector.

FEMA says it is just weeks away from opening three field offices in New Mexico to help victims get federal relief. $4 billion are ready to be distributed.


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