Ruidoso, New Mexico evacuates as 2 fires converge on it ‘like a pair of tongs’
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bob
25 days ago (edited 25 days ago)
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Ruidoso is the nearest village people could hotel at to ski at Ski Apache in southern NM. Also home to Ruidoso Downs Horse race track - it primarily a quarter horse track and home to the world's richest quarter horse race.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/18/us/ruidoso-new-mexico-south-fork-fire-evacuations/index.html

bob
24 days ago
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Well the fires are still 0% contained with over 1400 structures burned so far - including at least one ski shop as you will see in the video

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I have spent several weekends in Ruidoso both summer and winter.

marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
24 days ago
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Looks bad.

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marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
22 days ago
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Rain helped, but the fires around Rudioso are still not at all "contained."  There are concerns about flash flooding in areas that were burned out.

https://www.ruidoso-nm.gov/news-info/pkhe2zh746wdxhxwcxjd9sxspebm3l-b6lak-pjntl-kzecn



marzNC - DCSki Supporter 
16 days ago
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The worst is over as far as the fires are concerned.  But the damage to buildings will take years for full recovery.

Deadly Ruidoso fires progressing toward full containment; 25,508 total acres burned - June 27, 2024

bob
12 days ago
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The fires took out the undergrowth. Now heavy rains that would have been held back by the undergrowth are ravaging the town. It looks to be a real mess.

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https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/sports/2024/06/30/ruidoso-flash-flooding-new-mexico-wildfires-horse-races-rainbow-futirity/74255894007/

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