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Hermits Peak Fire

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

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Hermits Peak Fire Information
Phone: 505-356-2636
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Evac Updates 1155 a.m. May 10

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/10/2022

News Release from New Mexico Department Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center

Taos County Evacuations

TAOS- The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, and Sipapu have been placed into SET STATUS. Set Status means you should prepare yourself and your home for the possibility of evacuation BEFORE wildfire arrives, which means you must immediately evacuate to a safe area.

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 (Full Evacuation) 

The Community of Angostura has been placed into GO STATUS

SET (Prepare for Evacuation)

The communities of Rock Wall, las Mochas, and Sipapu have been placed into SET STATUS.

There is currently no communities in Ready Status.

EvacuationsLatest 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) 743-8973Juan 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 42.  

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