COYOTE FIRE UPDATE: Sunday 05/29/2016 – 10 AM

Coyote Fire Shows Minimal Growth Overnight

 Acres: 14,430                                       Start Date: May 7, 2016
Lightning                               Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM
Containment: 50%                            Fuels/Topography: Timber/grass/chaparral, rugged
Total Personnel: 192                                                                 terrain,   steep canyons.                        

Today’s Actions:  The fire showed minimal growth over night and fire crews will continue to monitor it throughout the day.  Fire managers are assessing resource needs for the upcoming weeks in anticipation of moving to a Type 3 Team.  Command of the fire will be transferred Tuesday morning.  Incident Commander John Montoya and his Type 3 team will arrive tomorrow and shadow fire managers to ensure a smooth transition.

Yesterday’s Actions:  Fire crews continued with assessing structural and infrastructure protection needs in the areas surrounding the fire. As part of that assessment, crews fortified Ship of the Desert with water sprinkler systems to protect the culturally historical site.

Closures: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GMNP) and the Southwest Incident Management Team 5 (SWIMT5) would like to remind the public that closure orders will remain in effect over the Memorial Day Holiday.  Although the GMNP Visitors Center and the Salt Basin Dunes Trail are open, officials are discouraging visitation due to the increase in fire related traffic in and around the park. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

  • Dog Canyon
  • Devil’s Hall Trail
  • Frijole Ranch
  • Frijole Trail
  • Foothill Trail
  • Guadalupe Peak Trail
  • El Capitan Trail
  • McKittrick Canyon
  • Smith Spring Trail
  • Pine Springs Campground
  • Williams Ranch Road
  • All backcountry areas of the Park will remain CLOSED until further notice.

Smoke Impact:  Smoke continues to be visible along US 62/180 and in Pine Springs area of the park.

Fire Information:


NM Fire Info:

Phone: 575-616-7901

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