The carson national forest is under new fire restrictions as of yesterday, as crews battle brush fires in southern new mexico along the texas line. The fires are mostly in a rural area of dona ana county near sunland park and santa teresa... the fire fire was reported late monday afternoon on a river levee near a school, and high winds made the fire spread. There have been no reports of any injuries, although several firefighters in texas were treated for smoke inhalation. Some structures have burned from the fires, including one home. No word yet on a cause of that fire. Meanwhile, crews also have been fighting a fire in grant county just south of silver city.
Big bucks for the new mexico state land office... the office collected more than 45-million-dollars in revenue last month - for beneficiaries of hte state land trust... more than 41-million-dollars of that went to support public schools... more than 2-million went to special schools... and more than 418-thousand-dollars went to state colleges and universities. Hospitals got a piece of the pie, and so did other public buildings. The land office is responsible for managing state trust lands, to generate money for 22 beneficiaries and taking care of the lands.
Victims of the EF-5 tornado that hit moore, oklahoma... are getting help from new mexico. New mexico's disaster medical alert team is responding to the scene of that tornado... a 26-member team is joining a 46-member team from new mexico, colorado, and texas... the new mexico disaster medical alert team is based at UNM's center for disaster medicine in albuquerque. Also... red cross teams from new mexico are helping in oklahoma, as well... doing things like delivering meals, and helping those who are dealing with loss.