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Two confirmed dead in Ruidoso wildfires

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated the mayor said three people had died. The Ruidoso mayor corrected the number to two.

Update: The Village of Ruidoso updated their post on social media that originally confirmed two people had died from the fires.

They now say the number of confirmed deaths remains at two. However, they add that "the USAR teams have identified potential fatalities that could be added to this number."

You can read the official statement here.

RUIDOSO, New Mexico (KVIA) - The Village of Ruidoso re-affirmed Sunday afternoon that the death toll of the South Fork and Salt wildfires remains at two people.

Leaders advise residents returning to their homes, that there are "No entry/Exclusion zones" that residents will not be able to access.

These areas are currently considered crime scenes with recovery efforts underway.

The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) K-9 strike teams are investigated and will clear those areas in questions.

The Village of Ruidoso reports the number of dead could rise as the USAR K-9 teams continue their efforts.

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