TX | Dog Fire | 2

UPDATE 2 | MAY 31, 2021 | 0945 PT

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TX — A wildfire ignited by lightning on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 around 1500 hours in the Park, located about 34 miles southwest of Whites City, New Mexico.

COMMAND — IC Jason Thivener, Type 3 IC (ICT3).

Aerial view of Dog Fire from reconnaissance flight
Courtesy: Inciweb

SIZE UP — Firefighters are holding the fire at 1,959 acres of grass, needles and leaves under pine and oak trees. There is a 23% containment status that has been reached. Minimal fire activity expected today.

RESOURCES — There are 86 firefighters and support resources assigned. 2 crews (National Park Service), 3 engines (U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs), and one Type 3 helicopter (Bureau of Indian Affairs)

FIRE OPERATIONS: 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 continue to monitor fire spread and take action as needed where it is safe to do so. They continue making good progress in creating defensible space around National Park and neighboring values at risk in the lower elevation of the park. Some demobilization of resources will occur today.

FIRE WEATHER FORCAST — Significant rain fell over the fire line.

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TX | Dog Fire | 1

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TX — A wildfire was ignited by lightning on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 around 1500 hours in the Park, located about 34 miles southwest of White City, New Mexico.

May be an image of fire, outdoors and text that says 'Dog Fire Lightning-caused caused Start date: May 11, 2021 Update May 26, 2021 202 1500 Acres NPS Photos looking south and west'
Credit: NPS

COMMAND — IC Jason Thivener, Type 3 IC (ICT3).

SIZE UP — The fire has burned 1,959 acres of grass, needles and leaves under pine and oak trees. There is a 20% containment status that has been reached today.

RESOURCES — There are 86 firefighters and support resources assigned. Some resources will be demobed today.

FIRE OPERATIONS: Fire managers will keep their firefighters close to shelter due to expected adverse weather conditions. Firefighters will also continue to provide structure protection to the Bowl, Pratt Cabin and Hunter Line Shack and creating a defensible space around the Park.

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Credit: NPS

FIRE WEATHER FORCAST — There is an increased chance of impending thunderstorms.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog — 5/30/2021 — 1050 PT