Wildfires in New Mexico have prompted the state’s governor to seek disaster status.

When the governor makes his request, the Biden administration will be notified of it.

As the fires in her home state of New Mexico blazed on, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asked President Biden to proclaim a state of emergency.

According to Lujan Grisham, the White House will be notified of her proposal in the hopes that it will free up funds for recovery activities.