Monday, April 4, 2011

Situation Report: HRVFD Called to Assist Ruidoso Downs with Devastating Wildfire

At 7pm last night, High Rolls Fire Department was called to assist Ruidoso Downs and Forest Service on a wildfire burning in the Gavilan Canyon area. This fire, named the White Fire, started during Red Flag conditions and quickly grew to encompass 6000 acres, threatening neighborhoods and racetrack/casino facilities in the Ruidoso Downs area. Neighborhoods and subdivisions of Ruidoso Downs and East Ruidoso were evacuated, as the fire rapidly spread in the 60 mph winds. High Rolls Fire sent a brushfire unit and personnel to assist in evacuations and wildfire control.