NM firefighter badly injured while battling fire in Hidalgo Co.

Wildfires

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A Forest Service firefighter was badly injured while fighting a wildfire in Hidalgo County. The Eicks Fire has burned around 350 acres in rugged terrain along the Continental Divide in the Animas Mountains.

State Forestry did not say how the firefighter was injured but he was flown to an El Paso hospital Monday evening in critical condition. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but no structures are threatened.

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