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Hermits Peak Fire

Unit Information

Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Incident Contact

Hermits Peak Fire Information
Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
Phone: 505-356-2636
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Taos County Evacuations 5/8/2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/8/2022

TAOS – The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, Sipapu, Vadito, Placita, and Rio Pueblo have been placed into READY STATUS. The Communities of Angostura has been placed into SET STATUS. We want to remind all residents of Taos County, as evacuation levels change and your resident becomes deemed an area of evacuation, we encourage you to take immediate action. This is a long-term event, and we do not anticipate having ‘control’ of this fire any time soon.

Community Evacuation Status in Taos County

GO (Mandatory Full Evacuation, Colored Green):

Taos County

No communities are in GO status.

SET (Prepare for Evacuation, Colored Yellow)

Taos County

The Communities of Angostura has been placed into SET STATUS

READY (Prepare for Possible Evacuation, Colored Red)

Taos County

The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, Sipapu, Vadito, Placita, and Rio Pueblo have been placed into READY STATUS.

Link to Ready, Set Go, Wildland Fire Action Guide

Evacuation Information

Evacuations: Scan the QR code here for the latest evacuation map or visit the ArcGIS Map. The San Miguel and Mora County Sheriffs ask that all residents within the fire area remain on high alert for changes to evacuation statuses and road closures. It is imperative to respect closures and follow evacuation orders. Please follow San Miguel County and Mora County Sheriff’s Facebook pages for the latest updates.

The Incident Management Team, along with law enforcement and fire departments are closely monitoring and evaluating the fire status.

Evacuation Shelter Sites Information

Taos County

  • Penasco High School Gymnasium, 13 Old School Road, Contact: Emma Empey (702) 743-8973
  • Juan Gonzales AG Center, 202 Camisa Rd, Taos, Contact: Bobby Lucero (575) 779-9381

Taos Shelter Site for Horses and Livestock: The Taos County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Grounds is being utilized for livestock. Call Livestock Inspector Ruben Baca at 575-770-1490.

· If you are keeping livestock at these locations, please make arrangements to ensure your animals are fed and watered.

Road Closures: N.M. 518 is closed at the Taos/ San Miguel County line, mile post 43.