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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Horse Canyon Fire Update - Queen, NM. July 4, 2012.

Blog updated at 11:27 AM MDT.

Photo Is Courtesy Of Larry Pardue.

HORSE CANYON FIRE UPDATE Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 am

 Happy 4th of July!
Summary: With cooler temperatures and higher humidity’s fire resources were able to make tremendous progress on the fire yesterday.  Rain showers were observed on some areas of the fire which helped with containment efforts. The crews worked hard during the day to establish a containment line around the entire fire perimeter, and today they will monitor, patrol and continue to secure the lines. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) continues to be in place over the fire with a 7 mile radius and a 10,500 foot ceiling.
This fire is not impacting the public visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park and we encourage the public to come enjoy the Cave tours and park ranger programs, such as the bat flight program. The tours are on their normal schedule and a list is available at;
Detected:  Friday, June 29, 2012                                  Containment: 50% percent   
Location:  Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln NF          Cause: Lightning
Fuel Type: Pinon, Juniper, Grass, and Brush                   Injuries:  0                                         
Fire Prevention Message: There are NO Fireworks permitted on public lands so please enjoy your local community fireworks display. Please be fire safe this holiday weekend!
Today’s weather:      Temp: 80-83, RH: 30 % -35 %, Winds: Southeast 15 – 18 mph
Current Size:             7000 acres; fire mapped today which provided a more accurate acreage
Road Closures:          Forest Road 527 at NM 137, Forest Road 527 at 69 (Cougar Road), 5530 at 5530A (North Well Road)
Area Closures:           None
Resources Committed:


Total Personnel
Values at Risk: The community of Queen continues to be threatened from the fire which is approximately 3 miles southeast of the community. There are no evacuation notices or alerts but all residents are cognizant of the situation.  Also, a communications site for Carlsbad Caverns National Park and Caverns Putnam Cabin are high priorities for the suppression resources. 
Other values at risk include: watershed, grazing lands, livestock, and water supply lines.
Information on wildland fire smoke and your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health’s website at:, or call the New Mexico statewide health line at

(877) 304-4161.

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