Update 2 | Coyote Fire | Texas

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date / Time:  The fire was discovered on May 7th, Saturday around 1300 hours.

Cause:   It has been ruled as being ignited by lightning.

Location:  Located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park area of the Guadalupe National Park in Salt Flat, TX.

coyote fire map

Courtesy: Inciweb

RESOURCES

Air Support:  Assigned to this event are 1 lead plane, 3 heavy Air tankers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter and a Smokey Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew. An additional Hotshot crew was flown in this morning.

Additional Resources:  An additional request for the Pecos Type 3 IMT and 2 additional Hotshot crews have been placed.

FIRE STATUS

Acres: 200-300 acres.  (Estimation)

Fire Behavior: Active.  Heading South into Park.

Air Resources:  All air support was suspended due to turbulence.

Tactics:  The Smoke Bear Interagency Hotshot crew is primarily focusing on containing the Northern perimeter.

Command:  The ICP will be located in Queen, NM.

CLOSURES NEW!

The following are currently closed as of today’s date.

Rec Area:  Dog Canyon

Trail Systems:  Dog Canyon Trailhead,  Bush Mtn to Blue Ridge Junction, Blue Ridge to Tejas Junction, Tejas to McKittrick Ridge Junction and the Marcus trail.

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