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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Horse Canyon Fire Update - 7-5-2012.


HORSE CANYON FIRE UPDATE Thursday, July 5, 7:00 am

Summary: The rains arrived to the fire today; a couple different times and 2 inches was recorded at a nearby weather station. All resources on the fire were requested to return back to the Incident Command Post (ICP) to avoid any accidents or injuries, and all resources safely returned to ICP.   Due to the wetting rain, a majority of the resources will be demobilized today and made available for other incidents. The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will be deactivated this afternoon.
 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;www.nps.gov/cave.
 Fire Prevention Message: Know Before You Go! Many areas are in fire restrictions so please check the following website: www.publiclands.org
 Detected:  Friday, June 29, 2012                                  Containment: 75% percent   
 Location:  Guadalupe Ranger District, Lincoln NF         Cause: Lightning
 Fuel Type: Pinon, Juniper, Grass, and Brush                Injuries:  0                                         
Today’s weather:      Temp: 79-81, RH: 35% – 41% Winds: South 11-13 mph
Current Size:             7,287 acres; fire mapped today which provided a more accurate acreage
 Resources Committed:
  
Crews
6
Engines
7
Dozers
0
Helicopters
1
Watertenders
0
Campcrew
1
Overhead
66
Total Personnel
226


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