Firefighters stopped the spread of a wildfire that erupted Thursday afternoon in Ruidoso, NM. Flames quickly engulfing several homes. The fire charred about 10 acres, burned eight structures, and forced the evacuation of residents from the Pinecliff area east to DiPaolo Hill near the Ruidoso Downs race track.
The 150 firefighters working the blaze managed to keep the flames on the south side of U.S. Highway 70. Village manager Debi Lee says the quick response to the fire kept it from becoming a much bigger incident.
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