Nick Paul, Alamogordo City Commissioner & State Senator-elect issues statement on Ruidoso fire

Ruidoso, NM (KKOB) — The rapid spread of the South Fork Fire has triggered a mandatory evacuation for the Village of Ruidoso. 

Senate District 33 Republican nominee Nick Paul released this statement: 

“The South Fork Fire has spread rapidly over the last few hours triggering a mandatory evacuation for the Village of Ruidoso. I am praying for all of the residents who have been displaced this afternoon and for all of our first responders and fire crews — who I am extraordinarily grateful for. I urge everyone to follow their instructions and guidance during this difficult time. I am also calling upon Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to declare a state of emergency now and call in Federal resources.” 

Evacuees must use US 70 East toward Roswell. 

For information or assistance regarding the South Fork Fire or other emergencies, please call the Emergency Operations Center: 575-258-6900.

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