246 Fire north of Capitan

246 Fire: Evacuations and road closures for this fire in Capitan were lifted this morning (04/14).  A community meeting is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. this Sunday (04/15) at the Capitan Volunteer Fire Department.  This fire is burning east of Highway 246 in Capitan. It’s currently estimated at 3,360 acres.  Two (2) residences and four outbuildings have been lost.  The fire started at approximately 5:00 p.m. Thursday (04/12). It’s currently burning on private, state and US Forest Service land.  Fuels include grass and heavy pinon juniper.  A Type 3 Incident Management Team has assumed command of the Fire.  More than 145 personnel are fighting this fire.

Vicinity Map of 246 Fire_041418