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Coyote Fire News Release

U.S. Representative Will Hurd, 23rd Congressional District of Texas, Visits

Incident: Coyote Fire Wildfire
Released: 5/28/2016


Saturday 05/28/2016 – 9 AM

U.S. Representative Will Hurd, 23rd Congressional District of Texas, Visits Coyote Fire

Acres: 14,351 Start Date: May 7, 2016

Cause: Lightning Location: 46 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM

Containment: 50% Fuels/Topography: Timber/grass/chaparral, rugged terrain,

steep canyons.
Total personnel: 219

Today’s Actions: Fire behavior was minimal over the last 24 hours, with the fire continuing to smolder in the larger fuels. Crews will continue to monitor the fire throughout the day and be on standby if fire activity increases.

Yesterday’s Actions: U.S. Representative Will Hurd, 23rd Congressional District of Texas, met with Incident Commander Rich Nieto and Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GMNP) Superintendent Eric Brunnemann yesterday to talk about the Coyote Fire. The group discussed a variety of topics including fire management, Incident Command Structure (ICS) and past and future fire operations. The visit concluded with Representative Hurd visiting with GMNP fire crews and touring their facility.

Closures: Guadalupe Mountains National Park (GMNP) and the Southwest Incident Management Team 5 (SWIMT5) would like to remind the public that closure orders will 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.

  • Dog Canyon

  • Devil’s Hall Trail

  • Frijole Ranch

  • Frijole Trail

  • Foothill Trail

  • Guadalupe Peak Trail

  • El Capitan Trail

  • McKittrick Canyon

  • 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.

Fire Information:


NM Fire Info:

Phone: 575-616-7901

Unit Information

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

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