Fire crews begin preparations ahead of wildfire season

Agencies across New Mexico are working together to prepare for wildfire season. 

While New Mexico has received a lot of moisture so far this year, the winds and hot temperatures quickly dry it out, and many areas haven’t been thinned in years. They say it’s not a matter of if wildfires start, but when. 

“Wanna make sure we’re reminding the community that it’s a shared opportunity to protect the open space. It’s all of our responsibility if you see something, please say something,” Albuquerque Fire Rescue Chief Paul Dow said. 

In the Albuquerque metro area, AFR will begin regular bosque patrols. For more fire prevention tips, click here.

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