Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:20:12 PM CST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
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Incident #
2021-TXGUP-000159
FWAC Incident ID
178997
Incident Name
Dog Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, July 8, 2021 1:28 PM CDT
(6 months ago)
Fire Reported
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22 PM CDT
(8 months ago)
State
Texas
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
47 miles SW of Carlsbad, NM
Responsible Agency
National Park Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Notes
Fire out
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

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The Dog Fire was started by lightning on May 11, 2021. This is a full suppression fire. It is located in a remote and steep section of wilderness area in the park where access and terrain are challenging to firefighters working on the ground. Because of this, firefighters are utilizing natural and man-made barriers to maintain the fire within the park's upper elevations. 

As of June 2  the fire is 1,959 acres in size and is 40% contained.
 
On May 31 the fire was placed in a patrol and monitor status due to minimal fire activity and minimal chance of continued fire growth. On June 2, little or no sources of smoke were observed. The majority of resources demobilized on June 3. A Type 6 Engine with a Type 4 Incident Commander remained assigned to the fire.

There is an area closure and fire restrictions in effect in the park. The area closure was revised effective June 1.
 
 

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin
Tuesday May 11th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location
Guadalupe Mountains NP Wilderness, 34 miles southwest of White City, NM.
Incident Commander
Type 4 Incident Commander
Coordinates
31.936, -104.84
Total Personnel
4
Size (Acres)
1,959
Containment
40%
Fuels Involved
Fuels in the fire area consists of grass, needles, and leaves under pine and oak trees; along with intermittent open patches of grass. Areas outside of the fire area include rocky less vegetated areas including vegetation common to the Chihuahuan desert.
Significant Events
Little or no smoke sources were observed yesterday (June 2).
Planned Actions
The majority of the remaining resources will demobilize today (June 3). A Type 6 Engine with Type 4 Incident Commander will remain assigned to the fire.
Projected Incident Activity
Continued thunderstorm activity will suppress fire activity across the burn area. Wide spread precipitation will severely reduce burning except in very sheltered areas. The chances for further perimeter growth is minimal with continued consumption of large-diameter fuels reduced by rainfall and high relative humidity.
Remarks
JUNE 3 WILL BE THE LAST UPDATE OF THE INCIDENT SUMMARY AND INCIDENT OVERVIEW UNLESS SIGNIFICANT NEW ACTIVTY OCCURS ON THE FIRE.
Weather Concerns
There will be some warming and drying today, but not enough to be of concern. Thunderstorms remain in the forecast with potential for lightning and gusty erratic winds. Nighttime humidity recoveries remain very good with lighter winds. The extended forecast keeps thunderstorms through the week with warm and dry conditions returning for the weekend.
Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 915-828-3251
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, MDT
Fire Unit Information
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
National Park Service
Texas
Salt Flat, TX 79847
Dispatch Contact
Alamogordo Dispatch Center | Alamogordo, NM
Phone: 575-437-2286
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/nmadc/
Incident Map

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