| Fires at Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon June 25, 2022, updated daily NM Fire Info

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 78% | Total workforce : 1,423| Start date: Hermit Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Cause: Hermits Peak: spotting prescribed burning fires; Calf Canyon: Residual fire from a prescribed pile burn | Location: Located near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush and grass

Strong points: The entire Camino Real Ranger District and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will remain closed as firefighters continue to work on fire and flooding issues following the blaze. The recording of last night’s community meeting is available at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak. The next community meeting will be streamed live on Facebook on Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.

North Zone (SWIMT3): Firefighters continue to work in the fire area by shredding vegetation, fixing fences, removing wood for later distribution and recovering material that is no longer needed. In Chacon, the firefighters installed a culvert to cope with the announced rains. Firefighters are moving heavy equipment out of Holman and Cleveland due to forecast weather conditions. The number of resources will continue to fluctuate as firefighters shut down and resources are freed up for other incidents

South Zone (SWIMT5): Yesterday, an aerial infrared flight detected no heat around the perimeter of the fire, with only a few isolated interior heat sources remaining on the western flank in the Pecos Wilderness. There was smoldering in a few pockets where large logs continue to burn to ash. Crews were able to carry out additional suppression repair work during the thunderstorm and rain break. The containment percentage has increased on the existing fire line in the Hamilton Mesa area. Crews assisted our state and federal partners by rescuing 183 Rio Grande cutthroat trout from a stream in the burn area. There is potential this weekend for intense thunderstorms and widespread rain showers with the potential for flash flooding. Today, crews will monitor and assess conditions while continuing with suppressive repairs and moving equipment ahead of the expected weather.

Evacuations: For up-to-date fire evacuation information from Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon: www.tinyurl.com/hermitspeak. The Ready, Set, Go evacuation guide is available in English and Spanish here: https://tinyurl.com/RSGNM. For disaster assistance resources, visit: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/.

Time: Monsoon humidity will combine with a cold front moving through the region to generate showers and thunderstorms starting Saturday afternoon. Rainfall, at times moderate to heavy, will continue intermittently through Sunday and Monday. Floods are possible

Closures and restrictions: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Closure Order covering the Pecos/Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest and the Camino Rael Ranger District of the Carson National Forest remains in place. To learn more about these closures and restrictions, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdy5y99r. Information on fire restrictions on public and private lands can be found at: https://nmfireinfo.com/fire-restrictions/.

After a flood after a fire and recovery resources: After Wildfire Guide to New Mexico: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/ | Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Burned Area Emergency Response Information https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/.

Delete Repair Property Inquiry: https://www.tinyurl.com/suppressionrepair

Smoke: An interactive smoke map at fire.airnow.gov/ lets you zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions.

Information about the fire: Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Phone: 505-356-2636 | Email: [email protected]

Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak| nmfireinfo.com |tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe NF |


Carol N. Valencia