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Residents impacted by wildfires could get help with food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of New Mexico residents who have been impacted by wildfires this spring may be eligible for temporary food assistance. The state Human Services Department says applications are being accepted for a week, starting Tuesday at four locations around New Mexico. They are in Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Taos and Ruidoso. The state successfully requested approval for a federal nutrition assistance program for about 27,500 residents in certain parts of Colfax, Lincoln, San Miguel, Mora and Valencia Counties. State officials say people who worked in the areas impacted by wildfires but live elsewhere also could be eligible for assistance.