Guadalupe Fire 10% contained; 5900 acres burned

A wildfire burning in New Mexico -- east of Douglas -- is now ten percent contained on Sunday.

The lightning-caused Guadalupe Fire began on June 2nd and has burned about 5,900 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.  After days of no containment on the Guadalupe Fire, workers with the Forest Service say on Sunday that the fire burning in the Coronado National Forest is ten percent contained.

The fire is burning grass and brush in the Peloncillo Mountains.

281 personnel are battling this wildfire, and they're working to stop the flames from reaching a nearby ranch.

Per the Forest Service, "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 National Forest. This road closure is necessary for firefighter and public safety as crews are working along the Geronimo Trail to secure the fire's north boundary and conduct burn outs. Dense smoke, large fire fighting equipment, and a road grader will be encountered in that area."

Online: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4268/


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