New Mexico fire victims struggled with FEMA bureaucracy

New Mexico wildfire: Strong winds complicate firefighting efforts


A year after a fire, set by the federal government, roared out of control and destroyed hundreds of homes in northern New Mexico, many of those victims struggle to find housing.

Bureaucracy in FEMA is blamed. Survivors say FEMA has not lived up to the promises it made after the wildfire turned into the nation’s largest wildfire in 2022 and the biggest in the history of New Mexico.

FEMA offered help but because it acted so slowly and enforced strict rules, only a tenth of the survivors managed to take advantage of the assistance according to Pro Publica.

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