Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Dog
FIRE
1,959
acres
47 mi
SW of Carlsbad, NM
40%
contained
Fire Status:
OUT
Last Updated:
2 weeks ago
Incident #:
2021-TXGUP-000159
Fire Start:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 4:22 PM CDT
Dispatch Notes:
Fire out
Primary Fire Agency

National Park Service — Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Dog Fire

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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.
 
 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning/natural
Date of Origin:
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
Location:
Guadalupe Mountains NP Wilderness, 34 miles southwest of White City, NM.
Incident Commander:
Type 4 Incident Commander
Coordinates:
31.936, -104.84

Current Situation

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 Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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
575-437-2286
https://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/nmadc/