Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Udall Puts S.D. Town On Hot Seat.

Byline: Morgan Lee Journal Staff Writer

* Official of Deadwood disputes representative's portrayal of community's fire threat

Los Alamos became the center of national attention in May when a forest fire swept through the Atomic City.

But as federal lawmakers puzzle over how to sweep forest floors of dry timber and other fire fuel, the small town of Deadwood, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is getting a small share of anecdotal attention unwarranted attention in the opinion of at least one local fire official.

Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., recently invoked the town of Deadwood in a speech delivered via satellite to a conference on fire policy legislation in Boise, Idaho. …

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