New fire chief named in Hobbs

New fire chief named in Hobbs
Manny Gomez (Source: KWES)

HOBBS, NM (KWES) - The Hobbs Fire Department has a new chief but it's a familiar face.

Manny Gomez has been named to replace current Fire Chief Eric Enriquez.

Enriquez is resigning in Hobbs in order to fill the position of Fire Chief in his home town of Las Cruces, where he has always planned to retire.

Gomez has served as the fire chief before from 2001 until 2013.

He will start in early June.

In the meantime, Battalion Chief Brandon Roberts will serve as interim chief.

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