Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Salt Flat, TX 79847
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MDT
Dog Fire – May 23, 2021 Update
Weather Conditions Will Limit Fire Activity Today
Acres: 1,337 acres
Percent Containment: 0%
Start Date: May 11, 2021
Origin Location: 34 mi Southwest of Whites City, NM
Jurisdiction: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Fuels: Timber with litter and grass understory
Personnel: 59 personnel
Fire Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
915-236-1177 (8am – 5pm, MDT)
Due to light precipitation and increased relative humidity overnight, there has been no increase in fire size which remains at 1,337 acres. Additional firefighters will arrive today to assist with suppression efforts.
This is a full suppression fire. Firefighters continue working to limit the fire’s spread and to protect values at risk where they can do so safely and effectively. The objectives are to use natural and man-made barriers to keep the fire within the upper elevations of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park, keeping the fire west of the Frijole Ridge, North of the Bowl/Hunter Trail, East of the Tejas Trail, and South of McKittrick Canyon.
Today, fire behavior will remain low due to last night’s light precipitation and increased relative humidity. Access to the fire is challenging due to steep and rugged terrain. Firefighters are utilizing existing trail systems to limit the fire’s spread. Crews will continue work to hold the west side of the fire along the Tejas Trail removing brush and fuels. Firefighters will continue to monitor fire activity in the Smith Canyon, on Hunter Ridge, and along the Bowl Trail. They will take action where it is safe to do so. Firefighters are also protecting the Bowl and Pinetop patrol cabins, clearing around the bases of power poles, and creating defensible space around other values at risk.
An Area Closure is in effect. Trails starting at the Frijole Ranch and McKittrick Canyon trailheads are closed. The Frijole Ranch and McKittrick Canyon picnic areas are closed. Closed trails in the Pine Springs area include Tejas, Frijole/Foothills, and Bear Canyon Trails. Closed trails in the Dog Canon area include the Tejas, Bush Mountain, and Marcus Trails. A map of closed areas is available on Inciweb.
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. More info visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.