Lincoln National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3463 Las Palomas
Alamogordo, NM 88310
The Nogal Canyon Fire that started on April 12, 2022, burned 6 primary residences and 8 outbuildings. The fire was located about 12 miles west of Capitan, NM. Evacuations have now been lifted for this fire. The fire has burned 412 acres of grass, brush and trees. Firefighters continue to identify and put out hot spots on the fire.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Downed Power Line|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday April 12th, 2022 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||Nogal Canyon & Pennsylvania Canyon. Eight miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM|
|Incident Commander||IMT 4|
|Coordinates||33.511 latitude, -105.747 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Pinon, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine
Minimal fire activity today
Crews will continue to cold-trail and mop up around the fire's perimeter.
Gusty winds,and above normal temperatures and low relative humidity.