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McBride Fire

Unit Information

Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310

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The McBride Fire started on April 12, 2022 around 2:30 pm on Warrior Rd in Ruidoso, NM. The fire quickly spread into neighboring residential areas and continued to move northeast. There are 2 confirmed fatalities and over 200 homes have been lost. The fire is now 89% contained. All evacuations for this fire have now been lifted. Fire crews are continuing to mop-up hotspots. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday April 12th, 2022 approx. 02:30 AM
LocationGavilan Canyon Road in the Village of Ruidoso that spread NE onto the Lincoln National Forest.
Incident CommanderIMT 4
Coordinates33.333 latitude, -105.635 longitude

Current Situation

Size6,159 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Grasses, Timber

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity today


Planned Actions

Engine crews working to mop-up and secure residential areas. Crew will continue to cold-trail and mop-up

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Above normal temperatures, critically low realative humidity and gusty winds.