NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham answered a question about the forest service’s decision to pause prescribed burns after her conference Monday. The governor praised the forest service’s decision, but was critical of their practices after a federal burn last month got out of control and became the Hermits Peak Fire.

Lujan Grisham called their rules “antiquated” and said how they work with New Mexico has to shift. She also said there will be a concrete effort between New Mexico and the federal government to make improvements.

In a statement, Forest Service Chief Randy Moore said the service has decided to pause prescribed burns on national forest lands due to extreme wildfire risk conditions. Moore says the forest service will conduct a 90-day review of their practices, tools and plans.

The governor continued her push during meetings with federal officials on Friday, to get FEMA to cover 100% of losses. People affected by the wildfires can go online to apply for financial help.