Three Rivers Fire in New Mexico grows to 6,000 acres

Eight miles northwest of Ruidoso

Updated at 9:45 a.m. MDT April 27, 2021

  1. Three Rivers Fire, map wyyyy ffednffn and Three Rivers Fire, map 4:30 p.m. MDT April 26, 2021.

The latest information available about the Three Rivers Fire in New Mexico is that as of Monday afternoon it had burned 6,100 acres, and was about 8 miles northwest of Ruidoso and six miles west of Sierra Vista.

The primary direction of spread is generally toward the northeast, but the right flank is also moving to the east.

(To see all articles on Wildfire Today about the Three Rivers Fire, including the most current, click here.)

As this is written at 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday the live camera at Ruidoso shows wet streets. The weather forecast for the fire area on Tuesday calls for a minor chance of light rain showers. Minimum relative humidities will remain between 25 and 30 percent with breezy 15 to 25 mph winds out of the southwest with gusts up to 35 mph. Temps will be below to well below average through Friday, then back above average this weekend.

Evacuations are still in effect for the Three Rivers Fire :

• Nogal Canyon Area
• Bonito Canyon Area
• Tanbark
• Church
• Ranchman’s Camp
• Loma Grande
• Cora Dutton
• Magado
• Ski Apache

Evacuation Centers
• Nazarean Church Camp, 200 Bonito Park Rd. Alto, NM 88316
• Capitan Senior Center at 412 Tiger Drive Capitan, NM 88316
• Ruidoso Downs Senior Center at 393 Highway 70 West Rd. Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346.

Three Rivers Fire, April 26, 2021. USFS photo. Three Rivers Fire, April 26, 2021. USFS photo.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

5 thoughts on “Three Rivers Fire in New Mexico grows to 6,000 acres”

  1. Thanks for the updates Bill on the new Three river’s Fire. I sent this message out to some fire professionals here in Taos that I respect very highly.
    Fire has returned to the sacred lands of my father’s family on the Mescalero in the Sacramento Mountains.
    The weather forecast is not looking good this week.

    Will Ski Apache be spared from the flames of the Three rivers Fire? Time will tell us all soon.🤦‍♂️🤷🏽

    Stay safe out there fire fighters, on this fire located in some very steep, very high alpine terrain 🙏🙋‍♂️

  2. Is there a way to find a map in real time like the one displayed from Monday afternoon? It would be very helpful to see the direction and perimeter of the fire today.

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