Alamogordo, NM (June 29, 2012) –Dry lightning ignited a fire near Horse Spring in the Guadalupe Mountains. Reported at 5:00 a.m. this morning, the Horse Canyon Fire is currently about 25 acres and burning in pinyon, juniper, and grass. A Type 2 helicopter is making water drops on the fire and fourteen firefighters are on the ground. An air tanker and additional crews are on order.
The Horse Canyon fire is about 5 miles southeast of Queen and about a mile from the Carlsbad Caverns National Park boundary.