New Mexico Wildfires Destroy Structures and Burn Thousands of Acres

A fast-moving fire in New Mexico on Tuesday burned 150 structures, including homes, and prompted the evacuation of a high school.

According to a report by New Mexico Fire Information, the wildfire that broke out on Tuesday already burned 4,132 acres.

It’s one of a slew of big wildfires that have set the state on edge this week, with a red flag fire warning in effect for much of the New Mexico state.

The Albuquerque National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a warning in a tweet that critical fire weather conditions are forecast across much of central and eastern New Mexico.

NWS described critical fire weather conditions as often caused by strong winds and low humidity.

According to a separate report, the Big Hole Fire in Valencia County started on Monday and had grown to 850 acres by Tuesday afternoon.

One home and 18 outbuildings, such as sheds, garages, and barns, have been damaged or destroyed by the wildfire.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, in a tweet, has asked residents to take precautions.

Grisham said evacuations were made in Ruidoso due to the fire in McBride.

Over 1,700 kids from the high school and feeder schools were evacuated within 90 minutes of the order.

On Wednesday, local schools were closed.


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