Governor Martinez Declares State of Emergency in Lincoln County

Susana Martinez
Ruidoso - Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed an Executive Order formally declaring a State of Emergency in Lincoln County due to the Little Bear Fire, which has prompted numerous evacuations and has destroyed dozens of homes and structures near Ruidoso. The declaration makes emergency funding and additional resources from the state available in order to assist with the response to the fire and community needs. “While fire crews are working around the clock to protect lives and property, the Little Bear Fire has already taken an enormous toll on Lincoln County,” said Governor Martinez. “This emergency declaration will ensure that we are allocating every available resource to help prevent further damage. We are fully committed to fighting this fire and doing everything we can to keep Lincoln County residents safe.” Governor Martinez will hold a press briefing in Ruidoso today at 11 a.m. to provide an update on the Little Bear Fire. Read More News New Mexico



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