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Cooks Peak

Unit Information

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-5/11/22

Cooks Peak Wildfire
News – 5/11/2022

Cooks Peak Fire Update

Update: Thursday, 5/11/2022

Fire Update:  A Red Flag Warning is forecasted today until 9pm and Thursday from 9am-8pm.  Afternoon winds are expected to be 20-35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.   Thursday, humidity is forecasted to be in the single digits and winds 15-30mph with gusts around 40mph.  Despite the strong winds and dry conditions, Cooks Peak Fire has held at 97% containment and 59,359 acres.  Interior pockets of fuel may continue to burn down and smoke would be visible but the fire is not actively spreading. Smoke may be visible as fuels continue to burn down but the fire is not actively spreading.  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 continue to assess completed work and identify additional rehabilitation 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 83 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