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

San Miguel and Mora County Daily Information Update

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
News – 5/14/2022

San Miguel and Mora County News Release
 

Las  Vegas  – Today,  the  incoming  Type  1  Southwest  Incident  Management  Team  1  (SWIMT  1)  and  Type  1  California  Team  2  are  shadowing  the  current  teams  to  ensure  a  seamless  transition  Sunday.  Active  fire  behavior is predicted today with critically dry relative humidity and higher temperatures; however, with less wind, the fire isn't expected to grow significantly. Yesterday, every aircraft assigned to the incident was over the  fire  throughout  the  day.  With  similar  conditions  today,  helicopters  and  fixed-wing  aircraft  will  be  up  again to support the firefighters on the ground. Residents of San Miguel, Mora, Taos, and Colfax counties should remain on high alert for changes to evacuation statuses and road closures.
 

Please be advised that drones are prohibited in the temporary flight restriction zone which is outlined on the map. If drones enter the flight zone, firefighting aircraft are grounded.
 

Fire  Personnel  in  Mora  County -  Please  do  not  utilize  the  hydrants  for  filling  apparatus.    Fill  with  non-potable water.  
Restrictions: The Santa Fe National Forest has expanded the closure order due to the fire to include the entire Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District and has implemented forest-wide Stage 2 fire restrictions. Full closure order and map are available.
 
County Fire Restrictions: All open burning (burning of crop land, fields, range land, debris, burning slash piles, prescribed burning or weed burning) in San Miguel County, shall be banned throughout the unincorporated areas of the County, and the provisions of SMC Ordinance 03-9-99ORD are in effect.  This ban shall prohibit any person from having, causing, starting, igniting and/or using open flame outside of a building, structure, automobile, or other enclosed area anywhere, throughout the unincorporated portions of San Miguel County.

Weather:
On the southern end, west to southwest winds 15 to 20 mph, gusts to 27. On the northern end, north  to  northwest  winds  10  to  15  mph,  gusts  to  28.  Maximum  temperatures  upper  60’s  to  mid-80’s. Minimum relative humidity 5 to 13%.

Smoke:
An interactive smoke map allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions

Power  Outages: 
Power  has  been  shut  down  in  some  evacuated  areas.  Lines  will  be  re-energized  when  conditions are safe for fire personnel and law enforcement. Power has been restored to the community of Mora, for the purpose of water distribution, by authorization of the Incident Management Team. 

LIVESTOCK OWNERS:
If you have livestock within the evacuation zone, contact NM State Police Dispatch at 505-425-6771 to coordinate a safe escort to your property to feed your animals. Do not enter the evacuation area un-escorted.

Federal Disaster Assistance:
Visit disasterassistance.gov. To make it easier to communicate with FEMA  create  an  online  account.  You  can  upload  documents  and  check  the  status  of  your  application  from  anywhere  with an internet connection. You can also Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. MDT, seven days a week. If you use a relay service, such as a videophone (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

Future Fire Information: The Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires Information office hours are 8:00 AM –8:00 PM. The phone number for fire information is 505-356-2636. The email address is 2022.calfcanyon@firenet.gov. Future fire information will continue to be posted on Inciweb, the SFNF Facebook and Twitter,  SFNF website, and New Mexico Fire Information website
Fire  Resource  Hotline:  1-800-432-2080: The  following  phone  number  will  provide  residents  impacted  by  the  Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire with fire consequence resources or sheltering needs.

To sign up for RAVE alerts. Text SMCNOTIFY to 67283.

Updates will be posted on San Miguel County OEM, San Miguel’s County Sheriff’s, Mora County Sheriff’s, and Fire Department Facebook pages. 

Contact: Travis Martinez, PIO | Travis.Martinez@state.nm.us | 505 617-5900

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