Lincoln National Forest- Copeland Fire Final Update

Incident Name – Copeland Fire

Fire Update: Fire management officials decided on a full suppression tactic on the Copeland Fire. The Copeland Fire was called 100% contained at 3:27pm April 26, 2019. Crews immediately responded to the fire, which was detected Thursday evening at 6:10 pm. The Copeland Fire was located on the north end of the Capitan Mountains in the Peppin Fire Scar approximately 10 miles from the town of Arabela, NM.

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Date/Time Detected: 4/26/2019 at 6:10pm

Location: North end of the Capitan Mountains in Copeland Canyon.

Lat/Long: Lat: 33°, 37′, 48.76″, Lon: 105°, 16′, 53.05″

Legal Description: T8S, R17E, SENE Sec 8

Values at Risk: None

Fuel Type:  Pinyon-Juniper

Size: 0.3 acre

Containment: 100%

Cause of Fire: Lightning

Values at Risk: None

Map: Copeland Fire Map April 26 2019

PIO: Laura Rabon, 575-434-7290 laura.rabon@usda.gov

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