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Blue 2 Fire at 0% containment, affecting 6,800 acres on Memorial Day

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – After 11 days of continuous flames, the Blue 2 Fire has reached more than 15,000 acres, according to the Village of Ruidoso’s official Blue 2 Fire page.

As of 7:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, containment will remain at 0% tons. Officials say 532 people are working on the fire today.

Air forces are very active on the fire: yesterday videos emerged of air tankers dropping fire retardant material on the northwestern part of the fire. Officials plan to use more air resources today.

Officials are advising tourists and residents to stay away from the fire.

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