Coyote fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park 30% contained

Coyote fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park 30% contained
Coyote Fire (Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife)

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TX (KWES) - Rain in the area is helping to slow down a fire that has burned for over a week.

Lightning started the Coyote Fire, which is only 30 percent contained.

Rain fell over the fire on Sunday, slowing it down.

The fire has already burned almost 11,000 acres and authorities decided last week to let it burn itself out.

On Monday, crews continued to actively monitor the fire.

They don't think the fire will grow during the day because of more rain and thunderstorms that was expected.

Dog Canyon, several trails and all back country areas will stay closed until further notice.

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