Snowy weather continues to help Ruidoso’s fire

El Paso News

El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Ruidoso, NM getting much needed help from the weather as the area received almost 7 inches of snow.

According to their New Mexico page, no growth from the fire has been seen today and yesterday as crews wake up to more rain and snow.

Fire officials battling the flames of the Three Rivers Fire near the village of Ruidoso also benefiting from the rain.

Fire crews say the size of the Three Rivers Fire remains at 12,000 acres but cooler, wetter weather resulted in minimal fire growth on Wednesday and the rain and snow is helping to keep the flames from spreading.

Officials say, the fire is still about 5% contained. The fire has reached a scar from a previous wildfire, meaning there was less live vegetation to burn. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For local and breaking news, weather alerts, video and more, download the FREE KTSM 9 News App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.