Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Salt Flat, TX 79847
COYOTE FIRE UPDATE
Wednesday 05/27/2016 – 9 AM
Majority of Guadalupe Mountains NP Remains Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Acres: 14,365 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: 278 steep canyons.
To ensure firefighter and public safety, officials from the Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GMNP) and the Southwest Incident Management Team 5 (SWIMT5) would like to remind the public that closure orders remain in effect over the Memorial Day Holiday. Although the GMNP Visitors Center and the Salt Basin Dunes Trail are open, officials are discouraging visitation due to the increase in fire related traffic in and around the park. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.
Today’s Actions: Fire personnel will continue scouting trails and roads for use as contingency lines. Structural protection crews will resume identifying and reinforcing vulnerable areas in preparation for potential fire activity.
Yesterday’s Actions: Despite high winds, crews were able to survey the area and identify structural threats. Crews also cleared out fuels from power lines and other utility infrastructures.
Devil’s Hall Trail
Guadalupe Peak Trail
El Capitan Trail
Smith Spring Trail
Pine Springs Campground
Williams Ranch Road
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/