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Nogal Canyon Fire

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3463 Las Palomas 
3463 Las Palomas 

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The Nogal Canyon Fire that started on April 12, 2022, burned 6 primary residences and 8 outbuildings. The fire was located about 12 miles west of Capitan, NM. Evacuations have now been lifted for this fire. The fire has burned 412 acres of grass, brush and trees. Firefighters continue to identify and put out hot spots on the fire. 

Basic Information
Current as of Fri, 05/27/2022 - 14:28
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Downed Power Line
Date of Origin
Location Nogal Canyon & Pennsylvania Canyon. Eight miles northwest of Ruidoso, NM
Incident Commander IMT 4
Incident Description
Coordinates 33° 30' 38'' Latitude
-105° 44'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Size 412 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 100%
Fuels Involved

Pinon, Juniper, Ponderosa Pine

Significant Events

Minimal fire activity today

Planned Actions

Crews will continue to cold-trail and mop up around the fire's perimeter.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Gusty winds,and above normal temperatures and low relative humidity.