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Coyote Fire

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

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Red flag weather conditions; active monitoring continues

Coyote Fire Wildfire
News – 5/16/2016

Monday May 16, 2016

Fire: Coyote Fire
Total Personnel: 211
Acres: 11,820
Start Date: May 7, 2016
Cause: Lightning
Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM
Containment: 30%
Fuels/Topography: Grass/brush/chaparral, rugged terrain

Yesterday: There was limited new growth on the fire yesterday. However, fire managers continued to actively monitor the fire as some heat remained in interior pockets of unburned forest debris and brush.

Today: Red flag weather conditions, including strong winds and low humidities, are predicted to develop over the fire area today. Crews will continue to monitor the fire for any wind driven flare-ups. Some interior smoldering is likely to continue, producing light, visible smoke.

"Although there was limited growth yesterday, we will remain vigilant," said Eric Brunnemann, Superintendent of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. "This is still an active fire area and may remain so for some time."

Closures: Dog Canyon, Devil's Hall Trail, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail and all backcountry areas of the Park will remain CLOSED until further notice. Park areas remaining open are Guadalupe Peak Trail, El Capitan, and Smith Spring Trail.

Fire Information:

Coyote Fire Information No. (575) 616-7901

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