New Mexico Senators Udall and Heinrich Issue Statements on Deaths of Firefighters in Arizona

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have issued statements today on the tragic loss of 19 firefighters in Arizona on Sunday. Udall issued the following statement on the news regarding firefighter deaths that occurred in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona:

“Today all Americans are mourning the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed battling a fire outside Yarnell, Arizona. They are heroes who put themselves in harm’s way for the safety of others. New Mexicans are especially thankful for their assistance fighting the recent Thompson Ridge Fire in our state. We will never forget them, and our hearts and prayers go out to their loved ones. All of New Mexico understands the risks firefighters face, and as we remember the sacrifice of the 19 who gave their lives this week, we’ll be doing everything we can to support all the firefighters battling dangerous fires in our state and around the nation.”

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich made the following statement on the tragic loss of 19 firefighters killed in Arizona on Sunday:

“Our country mourns the loss of nineteen firefighters who were killed in the line of duty outside Yarnell, Arizona. These men were true American heroes—bravely battling the blazes that plague the Southwest and reminding us of the grave risks firefighters take every day to protect families and communities across the country. I join New Mexicans in keeping our neighbors in Arizona in our thoughts and prayers as we grapple with this awful tragedy.”