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New Mexicans look out for each other

Dear Friend,

Right now, there are thousands of New Mexicans who have fled their homes in Lincoln County and the Mescalero Apache Nation. I know many are worried that they may have already lost their homes, their property, their businesses, and their animals to these large and fast-moving fires. My thoughts are with every single one of you.   

I just addressed these ongoing fires on the Senate Floor.


VIDEO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich addresses the fires in Lincoln County, N.M. and the Mescalero Apache Nation, June 18, 2024.

I want to extend my extraordinary thanks to the wildland firefighters, first responders, and local and Tribal leaders working to protect New Mexicans right now. I am also grateful to all of the surrounding communities that have already welcomed thousands of their neighbors. In times of need, New Mexicans look out for each other. And I know that we will do everything possible to help our fellow New Mexicans through this immediate emergency and the recovery in the months and years ahead. 

Please visit the Wildfire Preparedness & Prevention Resource Center on my website for an interactive map of active wildfire information from around New Mexico. For timely and accurate information from federal and state agencies in New Mexico on fires, restrictions, and evacuation orders at If there is any way that I can be of assistance to you or your family, please call my office at (505) 346-6601.

I want to stress the importance for everyone in the impacted areas to heed evacuation orders and follow directions from local authorities. Please do everything you can to stay safe.


United States Senator