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City of Carlsbad Extends Airport Lease With BLM as Wildfire Danger Looms in Eddy County

A camp trailer and small storage shed based at the Cavern City Air Terminal near Carlsbad leased to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) play a pivotal role in fighting wildland fires in southeast New Mexico.

“That’s there in the event we need to have more aircraft here and be closer to fires. We have that option and ability,” said Nathan Curnutt, acting fire management officer for the BLM’s Pecos District.

The City of Carlsbad and BLM have a longstanding agreement for the Carlsbad BLM Field Office to rent the 7,750 square foot space north of the main terminal and Chandler Aviation for a $1 a year to support wildland firefighting efforts in Eddy County, read City of Carlsbad documents. Read more on this story at the Current Argus.

Ryan Mason
Ryan is an accomplished writer and aerial photographer that has worked in the aviation industry for over a decade before co-founding AerialFire Magazine. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ryan is a former police officer that focuses his writing and photography efforts on para-public operations and agricultural aviation.

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