Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Salt Flat, TX 79847
COYOTE FIRE UPDATE
Wednesday 05/26/2016 – 9 AM
Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 (IMT5) Assumes Command of the Coyote Fire.
Acres: 14,351 Start Date: May 7, 2016
Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM
Containment: 70% Fuels/Topography: Timber/grass/chaparral, rugged terrain,
Total personnel: 307 steep canyons.
Today’s Actions: Red flag weather conditions of high winds and low humidity are forecasted for the next few days. Rough terrain and steep canyons combined with high winds have fire managers increasing their focus on risk management, fire fighter and public safety, and the protection of the values at risk around the fire. As crews wait for calmer winds, the priority will be surveying the area and assessing structural and infrastructure protection needs.
Yesterday’s Actions: Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 (IMT5) assumed command of the Coyote Fire at 9 p.m. Crews worked thoroughout the day strenghening the south and west perimeter. The fire continued to creep within the Bowl area of the Park and along south McKittrick Canyon due to abundant fuel sources of grass, brush and timber.
Devil’s Hall Trail
Guadalupe Peak Trail
El Capitan Trail
Smith Spring Trail
Pine Springs Campground
All backcountry areas of the Park will remain CLOSED until further notice.
Smoke Impact: Smoke continues to be visible along US 62/180 and in Pine Springs area of the park.
NM Fire Info: https://nmfireinfo.com/