FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2022
San Miguel/ Mora County News Release Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire
Daily Information Update
Acres: 341,735 | Containment: 93%
Las Vegas – Fire resources are being released due to the decrease in fire activity. The Camino Real Ranger District on the Carson National Forest and Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District on the Santa Fe National Forest remain closed as firefighters continue to work on suppression repair across the entire fire area.
Restrictions: Santa Fe National Forest Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District closure order and map: fs.usda.gov/detail/santafe/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprd3802009. BLM New Mexico Fire Restrictions https://tinyurl.com/BLMNewMexico.
County Fire Restrictions: All open burning (burning of crop land, fields, range land, debris, burning slash piles, prescribed burning or weed burning) in San Miguel County, shall be banned throughout the unincorporated areas of the County, and the provisions of SMC Ordinance 03-9-99ORD are in effect. This ban shall prohibit any person from having, causing, starting, igniting and/or using open flame outside of a building, structure, automobile, or other enclosed area anywhere, throughout the unincorporated portions of San Miguel County.
Weather: The warmer and drier pattern will continue through Thursday with isolated to scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Another surge of monsoonal moisture will reach the area on Friday and remain in place through the weekend. This will result in more widespread precipitation. Overall, the flooding and debris flow threat is low through the weekend unless a strong thunderstorm develops directly over a high severity burn scar area.
Smoke: An interactive smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions.
Power Outages: Power has been shut down in some evacuated areas. Lines will be re-energized when conditions are safe for fire personnel and law enforcement. Power has been restored to the community of Mora, for the purpose of water distribution, by authorization of the Incident Management Team.
After Fire Flooding and Recovery Resources: After Wildfire NM Guide https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/ | Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Burned Area Emergency Response information https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/.
Federal Disaster Assistance: Visit http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ To make it easier to communicate with FEMA create an online account. You can upload documents and check the status of your application from anywhere with an internet connection. You can also Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. MDT, seven days aweek. If you use a relay service, such as a videophone (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.
Post Fire Response Map: This map is intended to work as a tool for residents to identify areas of concern from potential post fire flooding and debris flow. Post Fire Response Planning Interactive Map
Full-Service Debris Removal Program: This program allows all wildfire debris on residential properties in Mora and San Miguel Counties to be collected, safely removed, and properly disposed of by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with no out-of-pocket costs to property owners. Right of Entry Permits and opt-out forms are available at www.nmdhsem.org/2022- wildfires/ or at the following locations:
1. Mora County: 1 Courthouse Drive, Mora, NM, 87732
2. San Miguel County: 500 W National Ave, Suite 106, Las Vegas, NM, 87701
San Miguel County RAVE Alert: The San Miguel County RAVE Alert System has the ability to provide Advanced Weather Alerts for specific locations which are tied to the National Weather Service. To sign up for San Miguel County RAVE Alerts, Text SMCNOTIFY to 67283.
Fire Resource/ Post Fire Flooding Information: Visit https://www.nmdhsem.org/ or call 1-800-432-2080 for information to residents impacted by the Calf Canyon/ Hermits Peak Fire with fire consequence resources, sheltering needs, and post fire flooding information.
Updates will be posted on NMDHSEM, San Miguel County OEM, San Miguel’s County Sheriff’s, Mora County Sheriff’s, and Fire Department Facebook pages.