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NM women train to fight wildfires

USDA Forest Service has started a women's wild land fire fighting boot camp

By Celina Westervelt

TIJERAS, N.M. — It's a field dominated by men, but with a wicked wildfire season expected once again this summer, a new program aimed at adding women to the ranks is now a top priority.

The USDA Forest Service has started a women's wild land fire fighting boot camp.

Seventeen women from across the state participated. Digging hand lines, learning vital survival tactics and preparing for anything as a newly trained fire fighter. It's a class directors hope will clear the path for women everywhere.

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