(Photos courtesy of Rio Rancho Fire & Rescue)


A hot air balloon crashed into power lines Nov. 7 at Rainbow Blvd. and Idalia Rd.

The female pilot was not injured, according to Rio Rancho Fire & Rescue.

RR Fire & Rescue worked with Rio Rancho Police Department and PNM  to block traffic and shut down power to the area while the balloon was untangled from the power lines.

In the process the envelope caught on fire but was quickly extinguished, said Battalion Chief Ryan Floersheim.