Evacuations underway as fire burns in Mescalero

The village of Ruidoso is now under evacuation orders due to the South Fork Fire. The village is asking residents to evacuate immediately and not take any belongings or attempt to protect their homes. The evacuation route is on Sudderth Drive to Highway 70 and into Roswell. The fire broke out this afternoon near Mescalero in South Fork Canyon. According to the Village Information Center, at least 1,385 people were burned. Your Neighborhood: Local News from KOAT Action 7 News The Village of Ruidoso has issued additional “Go” statuses for several neighboring areas. Anyone in these areas should evacuate immediately. Pets can go to the Humane Society of Lincoln County for emergency boarding. Mescalero Apache Areas in “Go” Status Snow Springs Fence Canyon Whitetail Chihuahua Well Fantasy Lane Summit Area Botella Road The Mescalero Apache Tribe has opened an evacuation center in the community center for residents of the reservation. The livestock will be taken to the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds. The reservation is closed. Guards at the gates were posted. Other areas with “Definite” statusGavilan Canyon (West)Sun ValleySierra VistaVilla MadonnaSki Run RoadAll areas west of U.S. Highway 48. Highway 70 is closed south of the village of Ruidoso. The closure begins at the intersection of State Road 244, according to New Mexico State Police. State Highway 48 is closed. Lincoln County Sheriff Michael Wood said the closure begins at Alpine Village and extends to State Highway 220. It begins four miles east of Mescalero and ends two miles east. east of Carrizo at mile marker 258. State Police advise people to seek an alternate route and use caution. The Village of Ruidoso is reporting hot ash falling in parts of Alto and along Airport Road. They are asking anyone seeing hot ash spots or an active fire to call 911. Multiple fire departments and aircraft will be tackling the fire. Fire suppression efforts are being done by air only due to dangerous conditions for firefighters on the ground. Grindstone Lake will be closed Monday due to a fire aircraft response using the lake, according to the Village of Ruidoso. Stay up to date with the latest news with the village. KOAT app. You can download it here.

The village of Ruidoso is now under evacuation orders due to the South Fork Fire. The village is asking residents to evacuate immediately and not take any belongings or attempt to protect their homes. The evacuation route is on Sudderth Drive to Highway 70 and into Roswell.

The fire broke out this afternoon near Mescalero in South Fork Canyon. According to the Village Information Center, at least 1,385 people were burned.

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The Village of Ruidoso has issued additional “Go” statuses for several neighboring areas. Anyone in these areas should evacuate immediately.

South Fork Fire areas in “Go” status

  • Upper Canyon
  • Canyon Brady
  • Ponderosa Heights
  • Alpine village
  • Cedar Creek
  • Flume Canyon

The Ruidoso Convention Center and Capitan High School are shelters for evacuees. Pets can go to the Humane Society of Lincoln County for emergency boarding.

Mescalero Apache zones in “Go” status

  • Snow sources
  • Closing Canyon
  • White tail
  • Chihuahua Well
  • fantastic way
  • Summit area
  • Botella road

The Mescalero Apache Tribe opened an evacuation center in the community center for residents of the reservation. The livestock will be taken to the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds. The reservation is closed. Guards at the gates were posted.

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Other zones in “Defined” status

  • Gavilan Canyon (West)
  • Valley of the Sun
  • Sierra Vista
  • Villa Madonna
  • Ski slope route
  • All areas west of Highway 48

US Highway 70 is closed south of the village of Ruidoso. The closure begins at the intersection of State Road 244, according to New Mexico State Police.

State Highway 48 is closed. Lincoln County Sheriff Michael Wood said the closure begins at Alpine Village and extends to State Highway 220.

It begins four miles east of Mescalero and ends two miles east of Carrizo at mile marker 258. State Police advise people to seek an alternate route and use caution.

The Village of Ruidoso is reporting hot ash falling in parts of Alto and along Airport Road. They ask anyone seeing hot ash spots or an active fire to call 911.

Several fire departments and aircraft will tackle the fire. Fire suppression efforts are being done by air only due to dangerous conditions for firefighters on the ground.

Grindstone Lake will be closed Monday due to a fire response plane using the lake, according to the Village of Ruidoso.

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