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Wildfire Assistance

Wildfire Legal Assistance Hotline

Survivor/victim is 54 y/o and younger: Number Coming SOON!

Survivor/victim is 55 y/o and older: Call 1 (800) 876-6657

Hotline is staffed Monday-Friday, 9 am – 2 pm MST

If phone is busy or unanswered, please leave a voicemail and the best way to reach you. We will return your call within 1-2 business days.
Individuals who qualify for assistance will be matched with New Mexico Lawyers to provide free, limited legal help. Hotline is primarily for survivors/victims from Colfax, Lincoln, Mora, San Miguel, Valencia counties.
  • Assistance with securing FEMA and other benefits available to disaster survivors
  • Assistance with life, medical, and property insurance claims
  • Help with home repair contracts and contractors
  • Replacement of important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
  • Assistance with consumer protection matters, remedies, and procedures
  • Counseling on landlord/tenant and mortgage/foreclosure problems

Attorneys Volunteer Here!

Provided by:


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*Please note that some of these organizations are income based dependent for representation*

The Office of the Superintendent of Insurance is launching a Wildfire Hotline to answer questions about insurance coverage for evacuees and victims of the New Mexico wildfires.
Call 1 (833) 485-1336 for insurance coverages.
The Wildfire Hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spanish-speaking staff will also be available.

Local Resources:

Disaster Distress Helpline: Call or Text 1-800-985-5990,

For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language call 1-800-985-5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

Applying for Assistance

I Applied for Assistance. What's Next?

You will receive notification letters from FEMA either by U.S. mail or by electronic correspondence explaining your next steps. If you reported during the application process that you received damage and are not able to live in your primary residence, an inspector will contact you by phone to schedule an inspection. All inspections will be conducted without entering your residence. When inspectors arrive at your home they will maintain social distance, visually assess the exterior of the residence, and verbally confirm the interior damage over the phone.

"Help After a Disaster" Brochure

Translated into 27 languages, the "Help After a Disaster" brochure is a tool that can be shared in your community to help people understand the types of FEMA assistance that may be available to support individuals and families in disaster recovery.

Download Brochure

The State Bar of New Mexico Young Lawyers Division will be hosting monthly legal clinics monthly June-August at Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. We are in the final stages of planning those and will update information here. Please check back regularly to learn more.

Where to Donate

  • The Santa Fe Fire Department’s Station 5, 1130 Siler Road, is accepting donations of food and supplies between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Items requested: nonperishable foods, sports drinks, children’s clothing and toys, diapers, personal hygiene items and paper products, as well as animal feed, troughs, hay, bowls and crates.
  • The All Together New Mexico Fund is accepting monetary donations at Grants from the fund will go to emergency shelters, food and water distribution and access to medical support.
  • The State Employees Credit Union is accepting monetary donations that will go to the “Northern NM Fires” fund. The credit union also is accepting nonperishable food items, bottled water, new and unused blankets, clothing and hygiene products.
  • Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity is accepting goods at the ReStore, 2520 Camino Entrada. Requested items: nonperishable food, hygiene products, cleaning products, feminine products, clothes, diapers and baby food.

Evacuation Shelters

  • Old Memorial Middle School gym in Las Vegas; call 505-429-0336.
  • Glorieta Adventure Camps; contact Josh Nelson at 505-757-6161, ext. 713.
  • San Miguel County Public Works in Las Vegas; call 505-652-8728.
  • Peñasco High School gym, contact Melissa Sandoval at 575-779-3057.
  • Red River Convention Center; call 575-754-1708.

Pet and Livestock Shelters

  • The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society is taking in cats displaced by the fire; call 505-983-4309, ext. 1606. The shelter also is offering supplies for displaced pets and requests donations.
  • The Santa Fe County Fairgrounds is taking in dogs, cats and chickens; call 505-471-4711.
  • The Zamora arena is being used to temporarily house livestock and horses; contact livestock inspector Matthew Romero at 575-643-6805.
  • The Pecos arena is sheltering livestock and horses; contact Freddy Lujan at 505-930-3986 or 505-757-3986.
  • The Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Arena is being used to house livestock and horses; contact livestock inspector Ruben Baca at 575-770-1490.

Contact FEMA’s News Desk for Most Accurate Information on New Mexico Wildfires

To make sure you have the most accurate information about FEMA’s response to the wildfires, call 940-898-5454 or

The number and email address are for media outlets only. New Mexico residents affected by the ongoing wildfires who need help, should call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362, visit or download the FEMA app.

Complete Caller Intake Form Here

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