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McBride Fire

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Unit Information

3463 Las Palomas 
3463 Las Palomas 

Incident Contacts

Emergency Operations Center
Phone: 575-258-6900
Hours: Mon-Sun 8a-8p
Media Line
Phone: 505-681-2837
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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 Fri, 05/27/2022 - 14:29
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Location Gavilan Canyon Road in the Village of Ruidoso that spread NE onto the Lincoln National Forest.
Incident Commander IMT 4
Coordinates 33° 20' 0'' Latitude
-105° 38'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 6,159 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
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.