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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
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Hermits Peak Fire - Flood Warning 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 Flash Flood Warning
 
MORA – The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Luna Burn Scar in North Central Mora County in northeastern New Mexico until 4:30 PM MDT. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain over the Luna Burn Scar. Between 0.25 and 0.5 inches of rain have fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.5 to 1 inch are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly. Excessive rainfall over the burn scar will impact Forest Roads 76, 153 and 438, East Fork Luna Creek, Rio de La Olla, and the Mora River along State Road 121 to Chacon and south towards Holman. The debris flow can consist of rock, mud, vegetation and other loose materials.

HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding in and around the Luna Burn Scar.

IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of areas in and around the Luna Burn Scar. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include Chacon. This includes the following highways State Road 121 between Mile Markers 5 and 8.Please stay up to date by listening to local radio and television for further information. Local officials may call for evacuations in specific areas with the greatest risk.