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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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Phone: 505-356-2636
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Taos County Sheriff Evacuation Update 3 p.m. May 23

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/23/2022

 Evacuation Update from Taos County Sheriff 

For Immediate release 

May 23, 2022- 3:00 p.m.

Taos County Sheriff - Evacuation Update 

Taos County - Beginning Monday, 23, the following Ready- Set- Go changes will go into effect for Taos County. the communities of Penasco(including Picuris Pueblo), El Valle , Last Trampas, and Vallecito and will be downgraded from ready Status(Red) to No Status (Grey). The communities of 73 Corridor (N.M. 73) Vadito, Placita, and Rio Pueblo will be downgraded to Ready Status (Red). 
Fire crews established protection lines in and near Ripley's Peak on the western edge which prompted the evacuation and closure of the 73 Corridor (N.M.73). 
N.M. 518 road closure has been moved to Sipapu (mile post 52) and the Taos/Mora County line (milepost 42).
Jerry L. Hogrefe