Elderly couple dies in McBride fire
RUIDOSO, New Mexico (KCBD) - The McBride wildfire has now turned deadly claiming the lives of two people. Early reports show it was an elderly couple who tried to evacuate but didn’t make it out.
A news release from New Mexico State Police says firefighters first responded to a structure fire on Gavilan Canyon Road around 2:30 Tuesday afternoon. Later that evening is when family members say the pair was unaccounted for.
The fire has burned more than 5,300 acres as of Thursday morning.
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An investigation into the deaths has begun and mandatory evacuations are still underway.
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