| Fires at Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon June 26, 2022, updated daily NM Fire Info
Acres: 341,735| Containment: 85% | Total workforce : 1,281| 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: Containment increased to 85% due to fire suppression work and monsoon showers. The Camino Real Ranger District and the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will remain closed as firefighters continue to work on fire suppression repairs. The community meeting on Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m. will be streamed live on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak.
North Zone (SWIMT3): No firefighters are working in the uncontained western part of the fire for safety reasons and no fires have spread in this area for a few days. Firefighters continue to repair fences and repair roads following suppression efforts in Mora, Guadalupita, Chacon, along the 518 and other areas. Heavy machinery will level near the culvert installed in Chacon. Precipitation above the fire area helps reduce heat sources within the fire perimeter, but can create flash flooding problems. Rapid Response Teams are supporting sandbag making for residents of the Mora area, teams are also available to help clear debris from waterways. Heavy equipment is moved to areas in and around the fire for extinguishing repair work.
South Zone (SWIMT5): Suppression repair work continued yesterday in areas where crews were able to work without damaging roads and trails. Additional containment was added along the western edge of the fire area as higher humidity and rain showers further reduced the chances of the fire spreading outside the existing perimeter. Thunderstorms passing through the region bring rain and the potential for flash flooding. Fire suppression and repair operations may slow due to expected monsoon humidity throughout the week. Although the odds are diminishing, isolated smoldering is still possible in logs and stumps, primarily in the Pecos Wilderness. Southwest Incident Management Team 5 will hand over command of the southern area of the fire at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 to the incoming Great Basin Incident Management Team 7.
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: The active weather pattern will continue with additional showers and thunderstorms continuing through Monday. Heavy local rainfall is possible, which could lead to flooding in low-lying areas as well as debris flows in high-intensity burn scar areas. Drier conditions will return from Tuesday with showers and isolated storms in the afternoon remaining 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 Fire, Flood, 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.
Online: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8069/ | https://www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak| nmfireinfo.com |tinyurl.com/HermitsYouTube | Santa Fe NF |