New Start-Peppin Canyon Fire, Lincoln National Forest

Incident Name – Peppin Canyon Fire

Jurisdiction: Lincoln National Forest, Smokey Bear Ranger District

Size: 2 acres

Date/Time Detected: June 11, 2022, 3:00 pm

Cause: Lightning

Location: North side of the Capitan Wilderness  

Firefighting Resources: County and Forest Service firefighting resources. Type 3 helicopter. Air Attack.

Fuel Type: The fire is in a burn scar and is burning in brush and dead and down logs.

Evacuations: None

Fire Update: Firefighters responded to the Peppin Canyon Fire located on the north side of the Capitan Wilderness today. The fire is approximately 2 acres. Smoke is visible from nearby communities and roadways. Firefighters repelled down to the fire from a type-3 helicopter to begin fully suppressing this fire. The fire is an area with no road access. Additional crews will hike in.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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