NM Wildfire | McBride Fire | 1

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Update 1 | April 12, 2022, Tuesday

The MCBRIDE FIRE originated Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 0230 hours MT, located on Gavilan Canyon Road, spreading north through Homestead Loop and Eagle from the high school in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

According to verified sources (Lincoln National Forest) the last update stated the fire has now burned 1,000 acres of grasses and timber on a mixture of state and private lands was heading also towards the nearby airport and mandatory evacuation orders were ordered

Both Internet and power are out in the area as well.

The cause is unknown and being investigated.

EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR:

Ruidoso, north of the Ruidoso High School

Gavilan Canyon Road

Homestead Loop

Eagle Creek

Blue Lake Drive

Mira Monte Road

East of Fort Stanton Road


EVACUATION SHELTER

Carrizozo Schools, address to be updated shortly.

Capitan Fairgrounds (accepting livestock).

Resources include in the response are the following: County, Village of Ruidoso, and Forest Service firefighting resources, and two (2) aircraft. Additional resources have been ordered.

Several unknown homes and other types of structures have been lost. There is a current threat to all other outbuildings and homes.

This is a developing story. More updates as information is received. Please check back for updates.

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