Search Effort For Missing NM Firefighter Grows

The search for a Forest Service firefighter missing since Friday in the northern New Mexico

Credit: KRQE

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The search for a missing Forest Service firefighters has moved into its fifth day.

Token Adams, 41, has been missing since Friday, when he failed to meet two fellow firefighters at a pre-arranged location. The firefighters were riding around on ATVs sizing up a blaze near New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest.

According to Albuquerque CBS affiliate KRQE, Adams' family last heard from him around 1 p.m., when he made a phone call to his wife. The family said nothing seemed out of the ordinary when Adams and his wife, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, spoke. There has not been a signal from Adams' cell phone or radio since Friday.

About 100 people were involved in the search Monday. Search spokeswoman Doratea Martinez says about 250 people will be out looking Tuesday.

The lightning-started wildfire was fully contained late Friday.

The search is being conducted in mesas and canyons, through heavy timber, brush and grass. Officials told KRQE that Adams is well-trained; he's a former hotshot firefighter and a former Navy SEAL.

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