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- Santa Fe National ForestPhone:505-438-5300Hours:M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Jemez Ranger DistrictPhone:575-829-3535Hours:M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cerro Pelado Fire Update for Saturday, May 21
News - 10/26/2022
Info Office Hours: 8 am - 8 pm Phone: 505-312-4593
Acreage: 45,605 acres
Total Personnel: 580 total personnel
FIRE OPERATIONS: On Friday crews took advantage of the lighter winds in the morning to mop up areas of heat near the fire perimeter and bolster containment lines in the northwest corner of the fire. Despite the strong afternoon winds, the fire perimeter held and there was no new growth.
Crews will continue to mop up and fortify containment lines in the upper Peralta Canyon using hose lays and hand tools. Crews will patrol the northwest corner of the fire along the 289 road to identify and extinguish any areas of heat. In the northeast area crews continue to work with resource advisors and heavy equipment for suppression repair.
Crews along the south end of the fire have encountered minimal fire activity and will begin the large task of chipping along the 266 road. They will also work with local resource advisors to begin the suppression repair effort.
Structure division continues to patrol near the homes in the Cochiti mesa area and extinguish isolated areas of heat that were exposed by the strong winds. Night division continues to patrol throughout the night and have not encountered any fire activity that would pose a threat to containment lines.
Sandoval County: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/fire-alerts/
Air quality: Information on air quality is at New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: https://nmtracking.org/fire , and an interactive smoke map is available at https://fire.airnow.gov/.
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR): There is a flight restriction over the fire area and drones are also prohibited. Temporary Flight Restrictions