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  • In an undated photo released by the US Forest Service shows New Mexico firefighter Engine crew Capt. Token Adams. Hundreds of people fanned out across a rugged, forested area of northern New Mexico in search of Adams who has been missing since Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, but there was still no sign of him Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, evening. Engine crew Capt. Token Adams vanished while checking on a report of smoke east of Jemez Springs, where he lives with his wife and young son. Adams, who was on an ATV, failed to return to a pre-arranged meeting point with two other firefighters. Searchers have been scouring canyons and mesa tops, through heavy timber, brush and grass. Rain hindered the search Monday, but only light rain was reported Tuesday afternoon as some 250 people aided the effort to find Adams. (AP Photo/U.S. Forest Service)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 1:42 pm

Search continues in for missing NM firefighter

The Associated Press

The wife of a firefighter missing in northern New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest says she's grateful for the hundreds of people who have spent days searching for her husband.

Heidi Adams on Wednesday thanked the volunteers, firefighters and search and rescue teams who have been scouring mesa tops and steep canyons east of Jemez (HAY'-muhs) in search of Token Adams.

The 41-year-old engine crew captain vanished Friday while checking on a report of smoke. He was on an ATV and failed to return to a pre-arranged meeting point with two other firefighters.

Forest Service officials say search dogs, people on horseback and National Guard helicopters were being used again Wednesday. They also say a special plane that has infrared capability to detect heat sources has been ordered.