Wildland firefighter injured while battling Eicks Fire in southern New Mexico
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A firefighter who was battling a wildfire in southern New Mexico is now battling for his life.
Tim Heart, a smokejumper who paradrops into difficult terrain, suffered multiple injures after a hard landing near the Eicks Fire in New Mexico’s boot-heel region.
He was transported to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he remains in critical condition.
Heart has been a wildland firefighter since 2006.
The West Yellowstone Smokejumpers Welfare Fund created a GoFundMe on his behalf to raise money for his medical expenses.
To donate, click here.