Full containment of fires will take a while

260 Views   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Over 1100 firefighters continue fighting the flames in steep and rocky terrain, of the South Fork and Salt fires burning on both sides of Ruidoso. The threat of flash floods still looms over the village. Gov. Lujan Grisham toured some of the disaster area

Ruidoso Downs Racetrack hopes to open up as evacuees return

101 Views   “We’ll come back from this. We need to put the wheels back on the bus and let’s go to work,” said Rick Baugh, the Ruidoso Downs general manager RUIDOSO, N.M. — The South Fork Fire and Salt Fire caused residents to evacuate Ruidoso but some were able to

1,400 buildings lost in South Fork fire

104 Views   One person has died from the fire, according to the New Mexico Governor’s Office RUIDOSO, N.M. — The South Fork Fire has claimed about 1,400 buildings, according to New Mexico Forestry Division officials. The fire has grown to 15,276 acres as of Tuesday night. One person has died

Multiple wildfires near Ruidoso prompt evacuations

107 Views   The South Fork Fire is burning immediately west of Ruidoso, and evacuations are underway for multiple communities in the area, including the Village of Ruidoso itself. According to officials, the size of the South Fork Fire is now an estimated 13,921 acres. The Salt Fire is also burning