2 New Mexico counties added to wildfire disaster declaration
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two more New Mexico counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration issued in response to the state's historic wildfire season. State officials said Thursday that Los Alamos and Sandoval counties will now be eligible for grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The counties were affected by a wildfire that charred over 70 square miles in the mountains near Los Alamos. Crews are now working on repairs to limit post-fire flooding. New Mexico's governor also recently secured an extension of the disaster declaration as well as the addition of flooding impacts in the wake of the fires.