NEW START: Nogal Canyon Fire-Nogal Canyon Under Evacuations

Incident Name – Nogal Canyon Fire

Jurisdiction: State and Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Containment: 0%

Size: 20 acres

Evacuations: All of Nogal Canyon

Cause: Unknown, Under Investigation

Date/Time Detected: April 12, 2022, 1:25pm

Location: Pennsylvania Canyon, East of the Crest Trailhead

Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources, 2 aircraft. Additional resources have been ordered.

Fuel Type: Grasses, timber

Values at Risk: Homes and outbuildings

Fire Update: County and Forest Service firefighters are responding to a 20-acre fire in Nogal Canyon. All of Nogal Canyon is under an immediate evacuation notice. Evacuees can go to the Carrizozo Schools or Capitan Fairgrounds. The Capitan Fairgrounds is also accepting livestock. If you do not have livestock, it is preferred for you to go to the Carrizozo Schools. The fire is on both sides of the canyon and is being fanned by 45 mph winds.  The cause of the fire is unknown. The fire was first detected on April 12 at 1:25pm.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Please visit the NM Department of Health’s smoke page for information on protecting your health during fires and on smoky days:

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