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Hermits Peak Fire

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Unit Information

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

Incident Contacts

  • Hermits Peak Fire Information
    Email:
    2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov
    Phone:
    505-356-2636
    Hours:
    Daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Santa Fe National Forest Public Affairs
    Email:
    SM.FS.sfnfpao@usda.gov
    Phone:
    505-438-5320

Calf Canyon Fire Update - August 19, 2022

Hermits Peak Fire
News - 08/19/2022

 Information Officers Provide Assistance in Mora

 Acres: 341,735
 Containment: 98%
 Total personnel: 470
 Start Date: Hermits Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022
 Cause: Hermits Peak: Spot fires from prescribed burn; Calf Canyon: Holdover fire from prescribed pile burn
 Location: 12 miles NW of Las Vegas, NM
 Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass

Highlights: Bilingual Public Information Officers with the Southwest Incident Management Team (SWIMT) will be staged at the Mora Volunteer Fire Department, daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, starting on Friday, August 19, 2022.  They will be onsite to help community members fill out Suppression Repair Forms, verify that forms arecomplete and entered in the queue. Information for emergency help and services related to post-fire flooding.  If forecasted weather is calling for flash flooding which could cause impacts to roadways making it unsafe for travel, personnel will not be present.  We suggest you call the Fire Information Phone line at 505-356-2636 to verify staffing on days when flooding is predicted. Starting next week, the SWIMT will reduce Calf Canyon Fire updates to one per week, on Mondays as it transitions command to incoming SWIMT Team 4 led by Incident Commander Aaron Hulburd.  
Operations: 
 Focusing in Rociada, Gascon, Holman, Cleveland, Mora and Guadalupita, heavy equipment isassisting in the clearing of   roadways caused by flooding. Crews are diligently working to repair fences, dozer lines, remove   hazard trees and seeding as necessary on private property affected by the fire. Repair work has been completed on the Skyline Trail near Bear Mountain and the Elk Mountain line. We ask the community to please be patient as we continue to work when weather conditions allow.  We are trying to avoid working on saturated soils as it can cause additional damage.
 
Closures and Restrictions: The Santa Fe National Forest has reduced the fire closure area opening additional access to the Pecos Wilderness. To view the new closure order and map visit  Santa Fe - Alerts & Notices (usda.gov). Monsoon weather and completion of suppression repair activities play a part in the decision to lift closure orders and the safety of the public, firefighter, and incident support personnel is always our first priority.  
 
Weather: As drier air moves into the region, coverage of storms will remain isolated with a low risk of flash flooding. By the weekend, a weather disturbance will bring significant moisture with numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms. With the renewed threat of widespread showers and storms, the risk of   flash flooding will be high. Thereafter, expect a gradual decrease in daily showers and thunderstorms.
 
Fire Flooding and Recovery Resources: 2022 Wildland Fires Resources Hotline | After Wildfire New Mexico Guide  |  Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires Burned Area Emergency Response 

For questions or concerns related to flooding, please call the New Mexico State Emergency Operations Center at 1-800-432-2080. For federal disaster with fire or flood damage to your primary residence, please call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.  

Private Land Suppression Repair Survey (English and Spanish). Call 720-417-8048 for assistance in English, or 505-398-3889 for assistance in Spanish.  

Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 505-356-2636 | Email: 2022.hermitspeak@firenet.gov 
 
Online Fire Information Resources: Inciweb | Santa Fe National Forest Facebook | nmfireinfo.com |Santa Fe National Forest Twitter | YouTube | Santa Fe National ForestCarson National Forest