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Dog Fire

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Texas
Salt Flat, TX 79847

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Phone: 915-828-3251
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MDT

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06/01/2021 Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park News ReleaseFor Immediate Release: June 2, 2021Contact: Elizabeth Jackson, phone: (915) 828-3251 ext. 2300elizabeth_jackson@nps.gov Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at...
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The Dog Fire was started by lightning on May 11, 2021. This is a full suppression fire. It is located in a remote and steep section of wilderness area in the park where access and terrain are challenging to firefighters working on the ground. Because of this, firefighters are utilizing natural and man-made barriers to maintain the fire within the park's upper elevations. 

As of June 2  the fire is 1,959 acres in size and is 40% contained.
 
On May 31 the fire was placed in a patrol and monitor status due to minimal fire activity and minimal chance of continued fire growth. On June 2, little or no sources of smoke were observed. The majority of resources demobilized on June 3. A Type 6 Engine with a Type 4 Incident Commander remained assigned to the fire.

There is an area closure and fire restrictions in effect in the park. The area closure was revised effective June 1.
 
 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning/natural
Date of OriginTuesday May 11th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationGuadalupe Mountains NP Wilderness, 34 miles southwest of White City, NM.
Incident CommanderType 4 Incident Commander
Coordinates31.936 latitude, -104.84 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel4
Size1,959 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Fuels Involved

Fuels in the fire area consists of grass, needles, and leaves under pine and oak trees; along with intermittent open patches of grass. Areas outside of the fire area include rocky less vegetated areas including vegetation common to the Chihuahuan desert.

Significant Events

Little or no smoke sources were observed yesterday (June 2).

Outlook

Planned Actions

The majority of the remaining resources will demobilize today (June 3). A Type 6 Engine with Type 4 Incident Commander will remain assigned to the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

Continued thunderstorm activity will suppress fire activity across the burn area. Wide spread precipitation will severely reduce burning except in very sheltered areas. The chances for further perimeter growth is minimal with continued consumption of large-diameter fuels reduced by rainfall and high relative humidity.

Remarks

JUNE 3 WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE OF THE INCIDENT SUMMARY AND INCIDENT OVERVIEW UNLESS SIGNIFICANT NEW ACTIVTY OCCURS ON THE FIRE.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

There will be some warming and drying today, but not enough to be of concern. Thunderstorms remain in the forecast with potential for lightning and gusty erratic winds. Nighttime humidity recoveries remain very good with lighter winds. The extended forecast keeps thunderstorms through the week with warm and dry conditions returning for the weekend.