Fire restrictions raised in Ruidoso

RUIDOSO, N.M. (KRQE) – The village of Ruidoso has raised its fire restrictions to level 2 because of the extremely dry conditions.

Under the new rules, people cannot use charcoal briquettes or open fire pits.

Also, smoking is only allowed in an enclosed building or car. Fireworks are never allowed in the national forests. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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