Wyoming Firefighters Help New Mexico
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there.
Two large fires in Northern New Mexico have displaced families from their homes.
The Wyoming team includes crews and equipment from Albany, Natrona and Washakie Counties along with a group from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.
The Wyoming team is based near Albuquerque and will stand ready to move quickly to active fires as they’re needed. They will be in New Mexico for about two weeks.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez thanked Wyoming team and other firefighters from other states.
Wyoming officials say residents should plan ahead and prepare their homes and property against the threat of wildfire this year. Forecasts call for the 2013 Wyoming fire season to be normal.