Today, precipitation continued, firefighting crews were persistent in monitoring, patrolling and securing the lines of the Coyote Fire. The remaining personnel are working in support of the overall mission to achieve the turn back standards set forth by the Park.
“We are completing containment lines around the unburned islands of fuel left in the interior. These pockets will continue to consume fuels over the next few weeks at a more natural pace without threat to containment”, according to incident commander trainee Tim Memmer.
Aerial flights are planned for today. Goals of the flight are reconnaissance of the Coyote Fire, assessment of remaining unburned fuels and to provide supplies to the crews that will be handling ground operations.
Safety of firefighters and public is always the primary focus of the Pecos team during any wildland fire. Crews are encouraged to be vigilant in their duties both on the fire and off. The public is reminded that there are still inherent dangers regarding the Coyote Fire, and to please be alert to area restrictions. We also ask drivers to watch for fire vehicles, and practice caution while passing.
For additional information, contact the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Information Officer Elizabeth Jackson at 432 940-2440
Closures: Dog Canyon, Devil’s Hall Trail, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail. All backcountry areas of the Park will remain CLOSED until further notice. Park areas remaining open are Guadalupe Peak, El Capitan and Smith Spring Trail.
Coyote Fire Information No. (575) 616-7901
Text Message: text “follow GuadalupeMtnsNP” to 40404