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Cerro Pelado

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contacts

Santa Fe National Forest
Phone: 505-438-5300
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Jemez Ranger District
Phone: 575-829-3535
Hours: M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Cerro Pelado Fire Update for Sunday, May 22

Cerro Pelado Wildfire
News – 5/22/2022

Info Office Hours: 8 am - 8 pm      Phone: 505-312-4593

Email: 2022.CerroPelado@firenet.gov 

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8075/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SantafeNF 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2022.Cerropeladofire 
 
 

Acreage: 45,605 acres
 
Containment:
 81%
 
Total Personnel:
 607 total personnel



WEATHER AND FIRE BEHAVIOR: Today, temperatures are expected to remain cool with higher relative humidity. Winds are forecast to be light in the morning, increasing to 10-15mph by the afternoon. Minimal fire behavior is expected due to the cooler conditions.

FIRE OPERATIONS On the northwest corner of the fire, crews continue to mop-up areas of heat near the fire perimeter. Crews will carry on with suppression repair work on Peralta Canyon Road and remove unnecessary equipment. Resource advisors are scouting the area to prioritize repair work.

The northeast side of the fire line will resume chipping and suppression repair on roads 289 and 287. Division leaders will assess Alamo Canyon for areas of heat.
 
Local resource advisors will work with heavy equipment operations to turn a dozer line into a trail for the Pueblo on the southeast corner of the fire.

On the south side of the fire, chipping operations will continue on the 266 Rd. An excavator was moved onto the 266 Rd to begin suppression repair work on the west side of the fire perimeter and will move south.    

Structure crews have begun removing equipment out of the Bandelier National Monument.

Night division continues to patrol the fire at night and mop-up any areas of heat they may encounter.

Crews/Equipment:
1 Type 1 hand crew, 11 Type II hand crews, 27 engines,      3 dozers, 18 water tenders, 4 ambulances, 4 helicopters.  

EVACUATIONS:
Sandoval County: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/fire-alerts/

CLOSURES:

- Santa Fe National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices
- Carson National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/carson/alerts-notices
- Cibola National Forest Closure order: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/cibola/alerts-notices


 

Air quality: Information on air quality is at New Mexico Department of Health Environmental Public Health Tracking: https://nmtracking.org/fire , and an interactive smoke map is available at https://fire.airnow.gov/.

Fire Restrictions: The Santa Fe, Carson and Cibola National Forests have implemented forest closures due to the extreme fire danger. Stage II Fire Restrictions remain in effect for the Santa Fe National Forest, which prohibits all campfires and other hazardous activities. Due to ongoing fire threats, Sandoval County will not issue burn permits. Stage III Fire Restrictions are in effect for Pueblo de Cochiti and Los Alamos.

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR): There is a flight restriction over the fire area and drones are also prohibited. Temporary Flight Restrictions

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