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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
Phone: 505-356-2636
Hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Taos County Evacuation Update

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/11/2022

New Mexico Department Homeland Security Emergency Operations Center News Release

TAOS – The Taos Canyon community has been placed into READY STATUS. While in Ready Status, residents should create a family disaster plan that includes meeting locations, communication plans, and gathering important family documents like birth certificates, wills, deeds and insurance policies. 

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) 

Taos CountyThe Community of Angostura is still in GO STATUS. 

SET (Prepare for Evacuation)

Taos County
The communities of Rock Wall, Las Mochas, and Sipapu have are still in SET STATUS.  

READY (Prepare for Possible Evacuation)

Taos County
The Taos Canyon community is in READY STATUS. 

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 Taos 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. 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 mile post 52. N.M. 518 is only utilized for evacuation purposes. 


Travis Martinez, NMEOC Public Information Officer - – (505) 617-5900