State forestry officials walk down a path at the Rio Grande Nature Center in Albuquerque, N.M., following a news conference on a new wildfire email notification system.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan
The New Mexico State Forestry Division already offer residents information on wildfires through its website and Twitter, but officials unveiled a new email alert system on Monday aimed at reaching even more people.
Forestry spokesman Dan Ware told KUNM Radio that the emails will contain information including when the fire started, the cause, and a description of threatened homes and communities.
In its infancy, the system will send users fires from the entire state, but as it grows, it will be targeted at the area each user lives in.
"If someone in Bernalillo just wants information about fires that are occurring on state and private land in Bernalillo County, they'll be able to just receive that," he said " People can get as many as they want and as few as they want."