Posted: 6/8/2015 - 8:19 am
The Guadalupe fire’s containment has increased today to 30 %. This is largely due to the fire reaching fire fighter prepared control lines and the increased humidity associated with the remnants of hurricane Blanca moving across the fire.
Fire managers have begun to release fire fighters today with a 15% reduction in forces. Those released crews will return to their home station to repair, replace, and prepare for the next assignment. With the release of these crews, there are still four hotshot crews and two type 2 crews assigned to deal with any additional fire activity. Three helicopters remain assigned to support fire fighters with needed water drops and for medical evacuation if...
Posted: 6/7/2015 - 8:25 pm
The Guadalupe Fire is approximately 5,900 acres and is estimated to be 30 percent contained.
Today the Guadalupe Fire crews worked successfully to hold and secure existing perimeter fire lines. With a rain forecast on the horizon, temperatures decreasing and relative humidity rising predicted fire behavior is minimal. During today’s flight observations minimal fire activity was observed with the majority of fire activity located in the northwest area of the fires. Total consumed area is approximately 5,900 acres with only 7% growth in the last 24 hours. The fire line will be improved and held during the upcoming weather.
Safety for the public and incident personnel is our number...
Posted: 6/7/2015 - 8:50 am
The Guadalupe Fire is approximately 5,974 acres and estimated to be 10 percent contained.
Last night crews assigned to the Guadalupe Fire on the Coronado National Forest successfully completed an Infrared helicopter flight of the perimeter of the fire. This process allows the team to determine the most accurate size of the fire with the utilization of Infrared thermal imaging technology. These actions are vital in the planning process and success of fire crews.
Today crews will work on the Northwest side of the fire in identified hotspots within the interior of fire containment lines. The plan is to continue to hold and secure existing fire lines and improve the work that has been...
Posted: 6/6/2015 - 8:25 pm
The Guadalupe Fire is approximately 5,500 acres and is zero percent contained. The Coronado National Forest’s Guadalupe Fire experienced smaller growth today as fire crews continued to work to strengthen lines around the fire. Temperatures and humidity are remained about as they were yesterday aiding crews to make progress addressing weak areas of the lines.
Crews on all sides of the fire continue to work to improve fire lines and prepare for burn outs that, when completed, would secure the fire perimeter.
An emergency road closure has been enacted on the Geronimo Trail (Forest Road 63) near the Coronado National Forest Boundary on both the Arizona and New Mexico side of the...
Posted: 6/5/2015 - 9:28 am
Weather is expected to be an important vector affecting the lightning ignited Guadalupe fire today. A storm cell is expected to move through to the west and north which likely will cause gusty winds. Fire fighters are expecting the fire to approach containment lines on the north side where crews have been improving lines and preparing to conduct burnout operations between the line and the approaching blaze. The fire is also approaching containment lines on the south side where crews plan to hold the line with the assistance of available air support water drops.
Fire managers have some latitude in managing this fire due to its natural source of ignition, remote location, and the desire to...