| Fires at Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon June 30, 2022, updated daily NM Fire Info

Acres: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total workforce : 1,187| 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: Fire resources are released due to decreased fire activity. The Camino Real Ranger District in the Carson National Forest and the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District in the Santa Fe National Forest remain closed as firefighters continue to work on suppression repairs throughout the fire area . The next virtual community meeting on Tuesday, July 5 at 6 p.m. will be streamed live on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak.

North Zone (SWIMT3): Firefighters are continuing suppressive repair operations, such as chipping, repairing fences, and repairing roads to reduce erosion in Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along the NM Highway 518 and 434 corridors, and in other areas. A fire crew made up of veterans is part of the repair party task force to help with the shredding operations. As dry conditions continue, firefighters will remove equipment that is no longer needed. Firefighters will continue to assist with any new fire outbreaks within the fire’s temporary flight restriction zone.

South Zone (GBIMT7): With the warmer and drier weather, resources can access more areas of the fire for suppression repair work. Resources continue to repair the handline in the Geronimo area and will move to higher elevations weather permitting. In the vicinity of Willow Creek, a helicopter was used to remove the hose that is no longer needed for fire suppression efforts. At the south end of the fire, heavy equipment was used to repair the bulldozer line. Resources continue to monitor areas throughout the fire and will begin repair work when the area is safely accessible.

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 begin to return to northern New Mexico starting today. This will lead to an increased potential for showers and thunderstorms which will continue intermittently until early next week. Overall, the threat of widespread flooding and debris flows is low, but becomes more likely if a strong storm moves over very severe burn areas.

Closures and restrictions: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fire closure orders covering the Pecos/Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest and the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest remain in place. To learn more about these closures and restrictions, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdy5y99r. Information regarding 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.

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

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

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Carol N. Valencia