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UPDATE AS OF 7:20 AM 6/9/2021

From the Village of Ruidoso Facebook page:

RFD kept 6 firefighters on the Ball Field Fire throughout the night. Those crews worked on keeping the fire within the containment lines. The wind was an issue blowing embers and causing some slop-over, however everything is still burning on the interior of the containment lines at this time. RFD will have 10 crew members working today to mop-up and clean-up the line around it. The fire is 50% contained and is holding at 25 acres


The evacuation notice for Upper Gavilan, West Gavilan, Alto Village, Alto Alps and Sun Valley has been lifted. You may continue to stay in your homes. Please stay on alert for any future notices. Thank you.

HWY 48 is now open. Please proceed with caution!! There are still active fires and fire crews are in the area.
The mandatory evacuation for High Country Lodge is still in effect.

Ball Field Fire (Fire @ Ski Run Road) Update:

*Upper Gavilan
*West Gavilan
*Alto Village
*Alto Alps/Sun Valley
Residents in this area need to be on HIGH ALERT and READY when the word is given. PLEASE BE READY!

Mandatory Evacuation areas:
High Country Lodge
All those evacuating (mandatory and voluntary) are being directed to the Community Center in Ruidoso.
HWY 48 IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE from Gavilan Canyon to State HWY 220 due to high winds causing heaving smoke to cross the highway and cause congestion and limited visuals.
We currently have a helicopter doing bucket drops to mitigate the spread.
Command of this fire is a Unified Command between the Village of Ruidoso and the County of Lincoln.
Acreage: approximately 2 acres
Please keep an eye out on the following links for the most current updates as information is available: