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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An interim fire chief has been appointed for Albuquerque.
Mayor Richard Berry named Deputy Chief David Downey as the department’s interim chief.
Fire Chief James Breen is retiring at the end of this month.
Breen has been with department for more than 23 years and has been chief since December 2009.
Downey has been with the Albuquerque Fire Department for 20 years.
As deputy chief, he was in charge of all fire department operations, the emergency response division and all health and safety programs.
Berry says he will determine the process for selecting a permanent fire chief over the coming months.