Skip to main content

Hermits Peak Fire

Unit Information

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

USFS Shield

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.

Pecos Sandbag Distribution Sites June 18, 2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 6/18/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2022 San Miguel/ Mora County 
News Release Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire Sandbag Distribution Sites

Las Vegas
– San Miguel County has established a Sandbag Distribution Site for The Village of Pecos and its surrounding communities. This new distribution site is located at the Pecos Village Hall, located at 92 South Main St, in Pecos.
 
The following Sandbag Distribution Sites are still in operations:
• Cabo Lucero Volunteer Fire Department - 21 County Rd A29
• Sapello-Rociada Volunteer Fire Department - 649 State Route 94 (N.M. 94)
• La Placita Volunteer Fire Department - 242 State Route 65 (N.M. 65)
• San Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department - County Road A19A (CR A19A)
• San Miguel County Public Works - 10 Airport Road
 
Sandbags is a simple, but effective way to prevent or reduce flood water damage. Properly filled and placed sandbags can act as a barrier to divert moving water around, instead of through, buildings. Sandbag construction does not guarantee a water-tight seal but is satisfactory for use in most situations. Sandbags are also used successfully to prevent overtopping of streams with levees, and for training current flows to specific areas.