Fire Destroys Buildings in Ruidoso, New Mexico; Threatens Many More

A major fire has broken out in Ruidoso, New Mexico this afternoon.  KFYO News has independently learned that 7 structures have burned and K-Bob’s Restaurant and the Wal-Mart in Ruidoso have been evacuated.  The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the fire broke out behind the Ruidoso Travel Lodge on US Highway 70 after 3 o’clock Mountain time today.  Police are searching for a person of interest.  Other areas evacuated this evening are the Swallow, Wood Lane, Lark, Mockingbird and Turkey Canyon area of Ruidoso Downs.  As of 6 o’clock Central Time/ 5 Mountain, firefighters are still battling the blaze.

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