BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Montana have identified a wildland firefighter who was critically injured while fighting a wildfire on private land in southwestern New Mexico.

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The Custer Gallatin National Forest in Montana says Tim Hart of Cody, Wyoming was injured Monday in the Animas Mountains.

Forest spokeswoman Marna Daley says Hart was injured in a hard landing after parachuting into rocky terrain.

Hart is a member of an elite Hotshot crew based in West Yellowstone, Montana.

The U.S. Forest Service said Hart was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday in El Paso, Texas.


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