Dry Lightning Ignites Horse Canyon Fire Near Queen, NM. 6-30-2012.


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.

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