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Cooks Peak

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Las Vegas District
HC 33 Box 109 #4 Las Vegas New Mexico 87701
Storrie Lake State Park
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Cooks Peak Fire Update-5/10/22

Cooks Peak Wildfire
News – 5/10/2022

Cooks Peak Fire Update

Update: 5/10/2022

Fire Update:  The Cooks Peak Fire has held at 97% containment and 59,359 acres during daily wind events. Some smoke may be visible as fuels continue to burn down but the fire is not actively spreading.  A Red Flag Warning is forecasted today until 9pm and again tomorrow. Afternoon winds are expected to be 20-35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.   A Fire Weather Watch is forecasted for Thursday for continued dry and windy conditions.  Crews will patrol and mop up along existing firelines and continue suppression repair work.  Crews will closely watch and hold all lines as strong winds can carry hot embers across.  Resource specialists are assessing completed work and additional rehabilitation actions needed.  A group of incident resources will continue to support local resources with any new starts that may occur in the vicinity of the fire. There are 79 personnel assigned to the incident. Most resources have been demobilized or recommitted to other fires.

If you have any questions regarding the Philmont Scout Ranch operation, please contact the ranch directly at 575-376-2281.  The National Scouting Museum and the Tooth of Time Traders are open to the public 8 am – 5 pm daily.

Phone Line: 505-357-0683; Hours: 8 am – 5 pm                        Email:

Acres: 59,359 acres Containment: 97% Cause: Human, under investigation Start Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022 Fuels: ponderosa pine, oak brush and grass

Location: North of Ocate NM, approximately 46 miles north of Las Vegas, NM

Fire Prevention: With historic levels of fire danger, preventing wildfires critical. Please be prepared for your outdoor activities and always carry a fire extinguisher and shovel in your vehicle.

Fire Restrictions: The New Mexico State Forester has implemented statewide fire restrictions.  Smoking, fireworks, campfires, open burning and open fires are prohibited. For more information see  The Bureau of Land Management, Farmington District has also implemented fire restrictions.  Campfires, smoking, fireworks and certain uses of equipment, including off road vehicle use are restricted.  Visit for details.

Mora County residents previously in the Cooks Peak Fire evacuation footprint may now be under Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak evacuation status. Mora county residents should refer to the Mora County sheriff and Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire Information for the most current evacuation status.  The Mora and Colfax County Sheriff’s Offices are using the Ready! Set! Go! program for evacuation status that provides information on evacuation and evacuation preparation. More Information: NM Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

Inciweb:  Cooks Peak:

Inciweb:  Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak: https://inciweb.nwcg/incident/8069


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