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Cerro Pelado

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Unit Information

New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 
New Mexico 
Santa Fe, 
87508 

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

Highlighted Activity

 Final Cerro Pelado Burned Area Closure Terminated NM Highway 4 Recreation Sites Now Open SANTA FE, NM – Sept. 19, 2022 – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today rescinded the Jemez National Recreation Area flood risk closure order that was implemented after the Cerro Pelado Fire, effective at 8:00 a.m. With the termination of Order 10-515, the public can now access popular recreation sites… Read more
News - 2022-09-19

The Northern New Mexico Type 3 Incident Management Team will transition command of the fire back to the Jemez Ranger District Wednesday, June 15 2022. The incident information number will no longer be monitored after Wednesday. For fire information contact the Jemez Ranger District or the Santa Fe National Forest.
 
Fire Information: Jemez Ranger District 575-829-3535 or Santa Fe National Forest 505-438-5300 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Time

NM Hwy 4 is open to through traffic. Please drive carefully and watch for fire vehicle traffic entering the roadway. 


There are no longer evacuations in place. Property owners have been allowed to return to their properties.

The Santa Fe National Forest has implemented a full forest closure order. All portions of the forest are off limits to the public and fines of up to $5,000 for individuals and fines up to $10,000 for organizations may be given to anyone violating the closure order. Violators may also be sentenced for up to 6 months imprisonment. These closures are in effect due to the extreme fire danger conditions. For a full copy of the closure order, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/santafe/alerts-notices.   

Basic Information
Current as of Wed, 06/15/2022 - 08:57
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Unknown
Date of Origin
Location 7 miles east of Jemez Springs
Incident Commander IC Luke McLarty, Northern New Mexico Type 3 Team
Coordinates 35° 46' 30'' Latitude
-106° 35'
4
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 25
Size 45,605 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 98%
Estimated Containment Date 2022-07-15 00:00:00
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)
Closed Timber Litter
Medium Logging Slash

Significant Events

Minimal
Smoldering

Outlook
Planned Actions

Resources will continue working south of Hwy 4 to increase containment in areas with heat remaining.

Divisions will continue to monitor and mop up existing containment lines.

On secure portions of the perimeter, suppression repair actions are ongoing under direction of resource advisors.

Projected Incident Activity

No perimeter growth is expected. The primary concern is the potential for moderate to large fire growth in the initial attack zone.

Remarks

NNMT3 Team took over fire as of 1800 on 06/01/2022 - First operational shift on 6/2/2022 at 0700.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns

Moisture will begin to return on Thursday, and a mix of wet and dry thunderstorms with gusty winds will return across portions central and eastern New Mexico as well. A monsoon pattern looks to set up for late in the week and over the weekend. This will bring better chances for wetting rains across western and potentially central New Mexico