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Wildland Firefighter Injured on Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County

Santa Fe, NM – A wildland firefighter is hospitalized with injuries sustained while fighting the Eicks Fire in Hidalgo County. The Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department Forestry Division has jurisdiction over the fire, which is burning on private land in the Animas Mountains. The firefighter, who works for the USDA Forest Service (USFS), was flown to a hospital in El Paso, TX at approximately 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 24. The firefighter is currently in critical condition.

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