Reward offered for information on explosion that injured firefighter

Updated: 07/14/2014 10:45 AM | Created: 07/14/2014 10:43 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The U.S. Forest Service will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection to an explosion that injured a firefighter in the Jemez Mountains one week ago.

Officials said someone placed a glass jar at the base of a Forest Service sign on July 7. The jar exploded when the firefighter made contact with it, sending him to UNM Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Santa Fe National Forest officials said the firefighter was on assignment from California to assist with fire potential in the area.

The incident occurred between the community of La Cueva and Fenton Lake State Park near the intersection of State Highway 126 and Forest Road 376 on the Santa Fe National Forest's Jemez Ranger District.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at (505)-346-6914.

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