hectares: 341,735| Containment: 93% | Total staff: 890| Start date: Hermit Peak: April 6, 2022; Calf Canyon: April 19, 2022 | Because: Hermits Peak: Detect fires of prescribed burning; Calf Canyon: Residual fire from prescribed pile fire | Location: Near Gallinas Canyon | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, scrub and grass
Highlights: A community meeting to be hosted on Tuesday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. will be livestreamed on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CalfCanyonHermitsPeak. A forest closure remains in place in the Camino Real Ranger district of Carson National Forest and the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger district of Santa Fe National Forest as firefighters continue to work to repair the suppression throughout the fire area.
North Zone (SWIMT3): Firefighters are working at the Santa Barbara Trailhead and Trampas area to assess required repair work on bulldozers that have been deployed in the Penasco, Trampas and Truchas drainages. In Pot Creek, firefighters create road repair rolling dips used to prevent soil erosion. Firefighters also repair roads by laying gravel on the surface to improve drainage and prevent soil erosion. Firefighters are cleaning up the area where fire engines were parked south of Angel Fire near a logging road just off NM Highway 434 to eliminate the footprint and assess future repair needs. Firefighters also use Osha Pass to assess the need for future repair work. Suppression repair work, including chipping and fastening of fences, is underway in Mora, Holman, Guadalupita, Chacon, along the NM Highway 518 and 434 corridors, and other areas as well. A repair squad of 125 firefighters, including 3 hand crews, engines and heavy equipment, clears debris from trenches and stands by to respond to any new fire in the burned area.
South Zone (GBIMT7): Crews and heavy equipment were able to work the first part of the day on dozer and handline repairs on the west and south sides of the fire. When the weather started yesterday, for their safety and to prevent further resource damage, resources were withdrawn from the repair work. Hand and grade line repair work will continue today weather conditions permitting. Resources continue to explore the areas beyond the fire and will begin repair work when access to the area is safe.
evacuations: For updated evacuation information from the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires: www.tinyurl.com/hermitspeak. The Evacuation Guide Ready, Set, Go is available in English and Spanish here: https://tinyurl.com/RSGNM. For disaster relief resources, visit: https://www.nmdhsem.org/2022-wildfires/.
Weather: Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected as the monsoon humidity continues for the next few days. Given the moisture present, the risk of debris flows and flash floods is moderate today and low tomorrow. The overall threat of widespread flooding and debris flows is low early next week, but remains more likely if a strong storm sweeps through high-intensity burn scar areas.
Closures and Restrictions: The decommissioning orders for the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires affecting the Pecos/Las Vegas District of the Santa Fe National Forest and the Camino Real Ranger District of the Carson National Forest remain in effect. To learn more about these closures and restrictions, visit: https://tinyurl.com/bdy5y99r. For information on fire restrictions on public and private lands, go to: https://nmfireinfo.com/fire-restrictions/.
Resources after Fire Flood and Recovery: Guide to Wildfire New Mexico: https://www.afterwildfirenm.org/| Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Fire Burned Area Emergency Response https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8104/.
Examination of Suppression Repair Properties: https://www.tinyurl.com/suppressionrepair
Fire Information: Office hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m | Telephone: 505-356-2636| Email: [email protected]