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Angela Gladwell

  • Six months after Congress passed legislation promising compensation to victims of the Calf Canyon/Hermit's Peak fire, a claims office run by FEMA has hired local workers and set up a Facebook page and hotline.
  • Victims of the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak fire can now begin applying for compensation for losses caused by the largest blaze in state history. The fire charred almost 350,000 acres in Northern New Mexico last spring and summer after U.S. Forest Service prescribed burns got out of control. The federal government has accepted responsibility and Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the claims process.