Coyote Fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park 70% contained

Coyote Fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park 70% contained
Coyote Fire (Source: Texas Parks and Wildlife)

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TX (KWES) - The Coyote Fire continues to burn in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

The fire, which started on May 7 due to lightning, has burned over 12,000 acres.

Over 150 personnel are continuing to fight the flames.

As a result of the fire, several trails are closed at this time. Those trails include: Dog Canyon, Devil's Hall Trail, Frijole Trail, Foothill Trail, Guadalupe Peak Trail, El Capitan Trail and Smith Spring Trail.

Other closures include McKittrick Canyon, Pine Strings Campground and all backcountry areas of the park.

Salt basin Dunes on the west end of the park, near Dell City, remains open.

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