North Peak Fire Final Update

U.S. Forest Service

Cibola National Forest and

National Grasslands

Final Update

11776 Highway 337

Tijeras, NM 87059

Media Contact: Karen Takai





Twitter: @Cibola_NF

NM Fire Info:


Tijeras, NM, May 23, 2018 10am: This will be the final update for the North Peak Fire unless there are significant changes during the day. With the high humidity during the night and suppression support from the helicopter and crews, fire activity has significantly diminished. Crews will continue with mop up and securing the fire area. FR 445 Loop Road and Piedra Lisa north trailhead will be opened by Thursday morning 5/23/18.

Meteorologists are calling for a drying warmer trend through the weekend. In order to reduce human-caused fires and protect public safety, the Sandia Ranger District will continue with Stage II Restrictions. Fire Patrols and law enforcement will be enforcing the restrictions.



The Sandia Ranger District Stage II Restrictions

  • No Campfires, charcoal, coal, wood stove
  • No Smoking except in vehicle or developed recreation Site or in an area at least three feet in diameter that is cleared of all flammable material
  • No Fireworks Ever In Your National Forests
  • No Discharging of firearm, air rifle or gas gun
  • No Operating Chainsaw or combustion engine form 10:00am to 06:00pm
  • No Welding or operating an acetylene torch with open flame
  • No Operating internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device
  • Possessing or using a motor vehicle off National Forest System roads except parking in area devoid of vegetation within 10 feet of the roadway


For current information please call the Sandia Ranger District at 505-281-3304.

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