McBride Fire and Nogal Fire Updates and Resources

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Please see the article in the link below. This link is regarding incomplete FEMA applications that are preventing residents of New Mexico from receiving assistance. Please pass this on and review the link below.

DR-4652-NM NR 012 Incomplete Applications Preventing FEMA Assistance for Residents of New Mexico

FEMA and Assistance Info



WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2022
TIME: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Ruidoso Convention Center, 111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM
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Meeting ID: 810 4106 2018
Passcode: 124275
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Meeting ID: 810 4106 2018

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Residents should prepare for flooding in the next few months due to the McBride and Nogal Canyon Fires.
Please review the documents below to learn more about Flooding after Fires. 

Flood Risks Increase After Fires – Fact Sheet 2020 FloodAfterFire_120417-UPDATE-ENGLISH-508 Graphics.5.27.2020 USACE Flood Fighting Booklet

Please use the form below to request assistance under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP) for the purpose of conducting site visits associated with the effects of the Nogal and McBride Fire and windstorm on April 12, 2022.

NRCS Request For Assistance

NMDHSEM (New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management) has launched a wildfires subpage on the website and can be found here: 2022 Wildfires | NM Department of Homeland Security & Emergency (

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Re-entry/repopulation of residents on Nogal Canyon Rd. from Highway 37 up to 399 Nogal Canyon Rd will begin at  12:00 PM today, Saturday, April 16, 2022. Residents will need to continue using caution as we have fire personnel in the area and the fire is still active. Residents only will be permitted entry. Hunters/Campers will not be allowed in the area until further notice.

For more information on the McBride Fire, please visit the link below.

For more information on the Nogal Fire, please visit the link below.

For any individuals wishing to donate resources, please take them to Ruidoso Village Hall, located at 313 Cree Meadows Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345.

Evacuees are to report to the Ruidoso Convention Center located at 111 Sierra Blanca Dr., Ruidoso, NM 88345.
Please call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS for more information for evacuees.

Animal Shelters/Locations to Take Livestock or Animals:
Roswell Humane Society: 575-626-4909
Ruidoso Human Society: 575-257-9841
Otero County Fairgrounds: 575-491-4794 or 575-491-5619
Chavez County Fairgrounds: Open
Capitan Fairgrounds: Open

Evacuation areas are as follows:

Hull Rd/Warrior/Gavilan
Deer Valley
Deer Park
Rancho Ruidoso Valley Estates
Old Fort Stanton Rd
Alto East of Fluteplayer Way
Eagle Creek
Homestead Acres
White Mountain
Nogal Canyon Road
Nogal Proper