Treasury To Aid Wildfire Victims

Wednesday, May 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it is taking steps to help out some victims of wildfires in New Mexico who own U.S. savings bonds.

The department's Bureau of Public Debt said it is expediting procedures for both the replacement, as well as the payment of savings bonds for owners living in the counties of Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe. Should additional counties be declared disaster areas the special procedures for savings bonds owners will apply to those areas, too, the bureau said.

The expedited procedures are effective immediately and will remain in effect through June 30, the Bureau of Public Debt said.