Fire Threats In New Mexico

Cadrene Heslop

Weather conditions continue to be unstable in most U.S. states as some areas face storms. Over in New Mexico are dry weather and gusty winds. Thus, fire danger continues to be high in that county. Firefighters are already battling a deadly blaze. But the area faces an increased risk for more smoky weather events. (source)

Hundreds of firefighters have been battling the McBride Fire. This blaze affects the village of Ruidoso in Central New Mexico. For days, the ongoing inferno has burned through 6,195 acres in the Gavilan Canyon within Ruidoso. (source)

Despite effects, 0% of the scorching flames have gotten contained. The cause of the fire also remains under investigation. (source)

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Downed timber, dry grass, and a significant wind storm urge the charring destruction. The wildfire has burned 207 structures and several outbuildings. Officials say it began on Tuesday. (source)

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she is "very proud" of the residents. She noted that they have been reaching out to provide help amid the flames. She continues, "But there are no words to express -- that's a total loss. Can you live back there again; where will you go? Via a tweet, she said the state will be an "active partner" to help recovery effects. (source)

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Updates in the Area

There is a second, modest Nogal fire in Nogal Canyon north of Ruidoso. It has burned 433 acres as of Saturday morning since sparking on Tuesday. It is 4% contained. (source)

Previous evacuation orders got lifted. But new ones are underway for 5,000 people in New Mexico. (source)

A voluntary evacuation order got issued in Larimer County in northern Colorado. In this area, a wildfire has burned 114 acres. It is 30% contained as of Saturday morning. (source)

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*Disclaimer: This article is for informational and general knowledge purposes only. The author is only reporting the story, please make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest forecasts concerning weather conditions in your area.*

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