ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Fire crews and forest experts from around the world are training in New Mexico.
They're from countries like Argentina, Mexico and Spain.
As part of the training, a controlled burn was started Thursday morning in the Española Ranger District in the Santa Fe National forest.
The burn helps rid the forest of vegetation and foliage that could help spread a wildfire.
News 13 spoke with a firefighter from Spain who is excited to take part in the training.
“The program is great,” Jose Duce said. “It's a great opportunity to learn and share experiences and to know how to take care of our habitat and our nature. It's great.”
The program is in its third year and the training lasts for the next two weeks.
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