Fire Officials Extinguish Wildfire in the Guadalupe Mountains

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Fire crews are monitoring hot spots after finally putting out a blaze in the Guadalupe Mountains.

A lightning strike ignited the El Capitan Fire on Saturday.

The blaze burned about 171 acres and windy conditions fanned the flames.

The fire was also burning in steep rugged terrain, making it hard for crews to attack.

The fire is now 100 percent contained and firefighters are standing by to watch out for hot spots.

All trails and campgrounds that were closed during the fire are back open.

No homes were threatened by the fire.