WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) made the following statement on the tragic loss of 19 firefighters killed in Arizona on Sunday:
"Our country mourns the loss of nineteen firefighters who were killed in the line of duty outside Yarnell, Arizona. These men were true American heroes—bravely battling the blazes that plague the Southwest and reminding us of the grave risks firefighters take every day to protect families and communities across the country. I join New Mexicans in keeping our neighbors in Arizona in our thoughts and prayers as we grapple with this awful tragedy."