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Dog Fire

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

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Phone: 915-828-3251
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MDT

Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Dog Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 6/1/2021

Guadalupe Mountains National Park News Release

For Immediate Release: June 2, 2021
Contact: Elizabeth Jackson, phone: (915) 828-3251 ext. 2300

Recent Rains Slow Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Salt Flat, Texas – The Dog Fire, that began May 11, 2021, based on aerial reconnaissance is
at 40% containment due to recent rains. There is minimal fire activity and minimal chances for fire growth. The fire has been placed in a patrol and monitor status. The fire is estimated to have effected 1959 acres in the park and was likely started due to lightning. The Saguaro Wildland Fire Module,
Los Diablos from Big Bend National Park and Mescalero Engine 6064 will remain on site and
continue to monitor and patrol the fire until full suppression and demobilization.     

The Dog Fire remains a full suppression fire and many trail closures remain in effect. Backcountry campsites will remain closed for visitor safety. The Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds
remain open. Guadalupe Peak, Devil’s Hall, El Capitan, and Salt Basin Overlook Trails and the Salt
Basin Dunes remain open for day use only. The Frijole Ranch area, Smith Spring Trail, and Foothills Trail will reopen for day use on Tuesday, June 2.

The Bear Canyon Trail, Tejas Trail, and all backcountry trails including those accessed from Dog
Canyon remain closed. The McKittrick Canyon area including the Permian Reef Trail and picnic
areas remain closed.

The park looks forward to resuming normal backcountry camping operations as soon as it is safe to do so.

Please visit the park website at for more information on the status of this wildland fire, park temporary closures and the status of additional park operations.

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