How Can We Prevent More Power Line Sparked Wildfires?

Jun 5, 2013

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KUNM Call In Show 6/6 8a: The 2013 wildfire season is in full swing in New Mexico. Drought is extreme across much of the state and two fires sparked by downed power lines are still growing in the Santa Fe National Forest. We'll have updates on the Tres Lagunas and Thompson Ridge fires, and take a look at what utility companies are doing to prevent power lines from starting more fires.  

We'd like to hear from you! Email callinshow@kunm.org, post your comments online, or call in live during the show. 

277-5866 (locally in Albuquerque)

866-899-5866 (toll-free)


  • Dan Ware, New Mexico Forestry Division Fire Information Officer
  • John Fleck, Albuquerque Journal (Here's a link to John's blog.)
  • Steve Dettmer, PNM Distribution Operations
  • Keith Nix, PNM Technical Services and System Reliability